Thames Water has awarded a £100m contract to Black & Veatch to carry out construction and maintenance work to its sewage and water treatments plants over the next five years.
The firm will work to keep water pipes, sewers and other facilities in “good order” across London and the Thames Valley.
This is the utility's final 'base load' contract awarded through the AM5 programme, which runs between April 2010 and March 2015.
The following base load contracts were awarded at the start of April:
- Optimise (J Murphy & Sons/Clancy Docwra/Barhale/MWH) for north London and Thames Valley water pipes and sewers;
- MGJV (Morrison Utility Services/Galliford Try) for south London water pipes and sewers;
- GBM (Galliford Try/Biwater/Mott MacDonald) for north and south London water and sewage treatment works.
The work in these contracts includes:
- continuing to replace London's worn-out Victorian water mains,
- upgrading sewers to protect customers' homes from sewer flooding,
- improving water and sewage treatment works,
- and extending water and sewerage networks to accommodate future population growth.
All of these contracts have a combined potential value of £1.3bn over the period.