Scottish Water chooses partners for £700 million alliance

Scottish Water chooses partners for £700 million alliance

Scottish Water has selected two contractor joint ventures as alliance partners for a £700 million water and wastewater infrastructure investment programme.

 

A Morrison Utility Services and Aecom partnership, Caledonia Water Alliance, will deliver some £360 million of water infrastructure investment over a six year investment period from 2015. BBV Alliance, a partnership of Black and Veatch and Amey owned Byzak, will be Scottish Water’s wastewater infrastructure alliance partner responsible for delivering some £340 million of projects.

 

The alliances cover upgrades, maintenance and new building. Both alliance partners will be working with Scottish Water in the coming months to select a group of Tier One contractors to deliver some of the programme. Scottish Water will also hold a series of ‘market days’ in rural areas across the country aimed at identifying local contractors to support the alliances on a capital maintenance programme estimated at £500 million over the six years to 2021.

 

The first of these will be held next week in Sumburgh, Kirkwall and Inverness and later ones will be held at Stornoway, Pitlochry, Dumfries & Galloway and in the Borders later this month and into March.

 

Scottish Water’s Director of Asset Management Geoff Aitkenhead said: “We had a large number of interested parties keen to work with Scottish Water on our next investment programme. Following a diligent and extensive procurement process the Board of Scottish Water has selected two alliance partners.”

 

Mr Aitkenhead said that both partners have committed to recruiting graduates and apprentices through the programme, with Caledonia Water Alliance planning to hire 20 apprentices and seven graduates and BBV Alliance 30 apprentices and 18 graduates.

 

Scottish Water is finalising its Business Plan for the 2015-2021 regulatory period and says it expects it to include around £500 million a year of investment a year.

 

Photo: Scottish Water

Please rate

Comments 

Ctrl + Enter

Most Read

Brexit and its Effect on Recruitment in the UK

Brexit and its Effect on Recruitment in the UK

British Exit or commonly referred to as ‘Brexit’, refers to UK’s decision on the 23rd of June, 2016, via a referendum to cease to be a member of the European Union (EU). Although, the votes in the referendum were unexpected and its effect on the British economy as a whole was

Employment opportunity for an engineer in a smart city

Employment opportunity for an engineer in a smart city

Smart cities go by several names - flexcity, digital city, intelligent city, ubiquitous city amongst others. Still, it sounds like a utopian concept that is gradually forging its way into reality. Although smart cities have been associated with various definitions, we will for the purpose of this

How do we balance innovation with security?

How do we balance innovation with security?

With exponential growth in information technology, IT leaders are still fighting to keep pace with the industry; given its recent turmoil and security bottlenecks that have indeed become a cause for concern in recent times. It would also be right to imply that information security has not enjoyed

This website uses cookies to enhance your user experience. By continuing to use this site, you consent to our use of these cookies. See our Cookie Policy.