Water news and contracts
Northern Ireland Water has begun its search for partners on a £1.68bn capital investment programme.
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.
The effect of time-bar provisions on the notification of claims has been a hot topic and there remain areas of legal uncertainty. Glen Water v Northern Ireland Water provides a timely reminder that parties ignore such provisions at their peril.
The £250m-turnover firm’s CEO has shaken up a loss-making division since joining the group a year ago. Now he reveals how ambitious five-year targets will be met.
Winner: Lanes Utilities
Winner: Lanes Group
Our eight construction consultancy finalists have worked on some of the UK’s most high-profile projects, providing a range of services to contractors and clients alike.
Effective supply chain collaboration holds the key to any successful project, as our seven finalists have shown.
A record fine imposed on Thames Water in March shows the willingness of the courts to exercise new-found powers, with extra discretion for large businesses.