Northumbrian Water has named the four winning bidders to deliver £500m of upgrade work as part of the national AMP6 framework.
A joint venture between Esh Construction and MWH, Integrated Water Services, Interserve and Mott MacDonald Bentley will carry out planned maintenance work on Northumbrian Water’s network over the course of a 10-year contract.
Works range from short-term flood damage mitigation to significant long-term, large-scale capital projects designed to improve overall asset infrastructure.
Northumbrian Water Group’s head of asset delivery John McGovern said: “These partnership agreements clearly demonstrate our commitment to providing our customers, who rely on us every day, with an excellent service and to protecting the environment. The contracts will boost the economy of our region and of the local communities we serve and will also support employment.”
Esh Construction’s regional managing director Stephen Wilkie said: “We are proud and delighted to have been awarded this contract together with our colleagues at MWH, especially as our working partnership goes back for more than 10 years.”
“This contract extends our working relationship with Northumbrian Water with whom we have worked for over 20 years and is in addition to another contract - delivering reactive wastewater maintenance services - which we won earlier this year.”
MWH UK’s managing director Cath Schefer said: “We’re delighted with our appointment to this framework contract with our partners Esh. It is a great opportunity to bring our complementary capabilities to meet the challenges of AMP6 and the Totex environment.
We look forward to working collaboratively with the other framework partners to drive efficiencies and ‘best in class’ customer service.”