Thames Water has awarded contracts worth over £500m to repair, maintain and replace its pipes and sewers across London and the Thames Valley.
The five-year 'network contracts' form part of Thames Water's £3bn AMP programme of work for 2010 to 2015. The budget was determined by Ofwat, the economic regulator, at the five-year industry price review in November last year.
The following five construction outfits have been awarded work across seven Thames Water network contracts :
- Optimise (J Murphy & Sons / Clancy Docwra / Barhale / MWH): Water R&M for Thames Valley, South West London, South East London;
- HS Browne (HS Water, J Browne Construction and Cappagh): Water R&M for North West London and North East London;
- HS Browne: Wastewater R&M for Thames Valley and all London areas;
- MTS: Sewer maintenance and cleaning for Thames Valley and all areas of London save the North West;
- Flowline: Sewer maintenance and cleaning for North West London;
- Optimise: Developer services for Thames Valley, North West London and North East London
- Cappagh / Morrison: Developer services for South West London and South East London.
Included in the £500m of work is:
- Repair and maintenance of water pipes,
- Repair and maintenance of sewers,
- Sewer blockage removal and cleaning,
- Developer services, advising on new connections for existing and new properties, providing new sewers and diverting existing ones.
Martin Baggs, Thames Water chief executive, said: "Our operational performance is better than ever right now - best-ever water quality, best-ever sewage works compliance and leakage down by a quarter in the past four years. We aim to build on these standards of excellence over the next five years."