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Seven contractors reappointed to Severn Trent Water framework

Seven contractors have had their contracts with Severn Trent Water extended for a further five years through to asset management period six.

Amey, Costain, a Laing O’Rourke and Imtech joint venture, Morgan Sindall, Mott MacDonald Bentley, MWH Treatment and North Midland have had their design and build contracts extended from the AMP5 programme through to AMP6.

The framework agreement covers the delivery of upgrades to water infrastructure networks and wastewater treatment facilities in the Midlands and mid-Wales.

Costain said the extension of the framework is worth around £250m to the contractor.

Costain chief executive Andrew Wyllie said the reappointment was “a consequence of our strategic focus on building long term relationships with major blue chip customers who are committing significant investment to meet urgent national needs, like the securing of the UK’s water supply”.

He added: “The long-term visibility of our order book, which comprises over 90 per cent repeat orders, is the direct result of this strategy.”

All seven contractors were appointed to AMP5 for five years in 2009, with the potential to extend further if both parties agreed.

Severn Trent waste water services director Simon Cocks commented: “We’ve developed successful long-term relationships with all of our supply chain partners and we’re pleased that we can continue to work together as one team to maximise the benefits of these arrangements.”

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