United Utilities picks five AMP6 capital delivery partners
Five contractors and joint ventures are the successful bidders for United Utilities' (UU) construction and engineering services covering AMP6, and possibly up to 2026. The delivery partners will start work on a Transition Investment programme in preparation for the start of AMP6 delivery.
UU's construction delivery partners are MMB (Mott MacDonald Bentley); C2V+ (CH2M Hill and VolkerStevin); Advance (Balfour Beatty and MWH); and LiMA (Laing O’Rourke and Imtech, with support from Atkins). The engineering services contract has gone to Jacobs UK.
The construction delivery partners will help with the design and build of major construction projects, while the engineering services partner will provide engineering consultancy.
UU managing director Steven Fraser said: “Today’s announcement is the result of a lengthy, robust and rigorous selection process and we’re confident that these are the right partners to help deliver real improvements for our customers and the environment during AMP6 and beyond.”
Commenting on Advance's success, Balfour Beatty Gas & Water managing director Craig McGilvray said: “We’re very pleased to be an integral part of United Utilities AMP6 cycle with our partners MWH, and look forward to working collaboratively with the other framework partners to drive efficiencies and ‘best in class’ customer service to support United Utilities to be a leading North-west service provider and one of the best UK water and wastewater companies.”
MWH Treatment managing director Rolfe Nuttall added: “This award is a fantastic opportunity for MWH and Balfour Beatty to bring our complementary capabilities to the United Utilities programme. AMP6 and the totex environment present new challenges for us all, and we look forward to bringing the breadth and depth of MWH capability in delivering the best outcomes for United Utilities’ customers through collaboration and innovation."
Bruno Speed, managing director at Imtech, said the announcement followed "an exacting selection process, which provided us time to fully understand the culture and needs of United Utilities and its customers". Speed added: "We are looking forward to working with United Utilities to help it help achieve its objectives over the next five years.”
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