Water news and contracts
Pennon has cut the amount it is seeking to claim from Interserve over its Glasgow energy-from-waste project due to the contractor’s low credit levels.
Tideway has insisted that the £4.2bn super-sewer will be delivered within budget despite seeing the contingency for the project “substantially eroded” due to engineering complications.
Ex-Kier MD to lead Anglian Water consortiumSubscription
Former Kier managing director Paul Fletcher has joined Anglian Water to head up its @oneAlliance consortium of contractors and consultants.
North Midland wins £225m South West Water dealSubscription
North Midland Construction has landed the £225m sole-contractor deal to deliver civil works across South West Water’s AMP7 funding period.
A Galliford Try and Black & Veatch joint venture (GBV) has won a £19.9m contract to design and build an upgraded flood defence scheme in Staffordshire.
Features and analysis
New Environment Agency rules for clearing water off sites require contractors to act now to stay compliant, explains Siltbuster’s Richard Coulton.
Storm Desmond was Cumbria’s biggest on record and devastated huge swathes of infrastructure. Lucy Alderson finds out how work is progressing as the rebuilding programme reaches its halfway point.
Recent news of divining rods being used to locate leaks in the water network paint an image of an industry that is old-fashioned and devoid of innovation.
In the final weeks of 2017, water sector regulator Ofwat confirmed changes that could create a new generation of construction opportunities.
One of the biggest challenges for water companies in 2018 will be the need to improve service, affordability and performance on innovation, driven by Ofwat’s agenda to reposition and promote better outcomes for customers.