Black & Veatch to work with Thames WaterApr 2010
B&V news release
Black & Veatch has signed a five-year framework agreement with Thames Water in the UK to deliver a program of improvement works that will enhance the security and quality of treated water and wastewater in the utility's service region.
Valued at up to £100 million, the Lot B3 Framework comprises a program of capital improvements to treatment works throughout London and the Thames Valley and forms part of the utility's £4.9 billion AMP5 (Asset Management Plan) investment program between April 2010 and March 2015.
Commenting on the procurement strategy Martin Baggs, Thames Water's Chief Executive, said: "In our continued drive to be more efficient for our 13 million customers, we have completely changed the way we do our work. Instead of letting numerous small contracts to lots of providers, we are working with leading organizations to deliver the base load of our five-year investment program."
Black & Veatch Managing Director Tony Collins said: "Our ability to combine our fully integrated design and construction capability means we are in the unique position to undertake this sizeable program as a single entity rather than engaging with a joint-venture partner. This is our fourth successive AMP period with Thames Water and we will draw on our knowledge and experience of the company's assets and sites, on our relationships with our client and our supply chain partners, and on our working practices to deliver the high level of quality and service expected from us by Thames Water and its customers."
The appointment builds on Black & Veatch's 20-year relationship with Thames Water in supporting the water company's need to meet regulatory requirements and fulfill customer expectations with an efficient, high-quality water and wastewater service.
The £4.9 billion AMP5 program includes a wide variety of ambitious projects, which include upgrading London's major sewage treatment works, the continuation of replacing Victorian water mains across London, and flood protection works at treatment plants. As part of the overall program, Black & Veatch is currently undertaking a £100 million upgrade of the Mogden Sewage Treatment Works in West London that will reduce significantly the amount of wastewater discharges into the Thames.
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