Thames Water awards £177M sewage works contract

Thames Water awards £177M sewage works contract

An AECOM, Murphy and Kier joint venture (AMK) has been awarded a £177 million contract by Thames Water for a rebuild of Deephams sewage treatment works, one of London’s largest.

 

Most of Deephams, located near Picketts Lock, Edmonton, in north east London, was built in the 1950’s and 1960’s and needs improvements to ensure that it meets stricter European environmental standards being introduced from March 2017. The project will also increase the works’ capacity to allow for future population rises, improve the water quality of the River Lee and reduce the intensity and frequency of escaping odours.

 

Some work will start immediately ahead of a full planning application that is to be submitted in summer 2014. AMK beat off competition from a Laing O’Rourke and Imtech Process joint venture to win the contract, which uses Thames’ Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) procurement approach. Assessment of bids under the Thames process included a ‘behavioural review’ of contractors at organisational as well as project team level.

 

AMK project director Jo Streeten said: “Upgrading Deephams presents a number of interesting challenges, not least the need to construct new treatment facilities on a site with limited space while maintaining the current operation.

 

“Working with Thames Water’s ECI process has allowed us to understand these challenges early on and develop a solution that meets them in the most efficient way.”

 

Thames Water’s asset director Lawrence Gosden said: “This is a key moment for us. We believe our ECI process has resulted in the best possible solution for the upgrade, and after close competition between two very high calibre bidders we’re very pleased to announce the appointment of AMK.”

Please rate

Comments 

Name
Email
  Ctrl + Enter

Most Read

Network Rail carries out £31m Easter rail upgrades across network

Network Rail carries out £31m Easter rail upgrades across network

A host of essential rail upgrades have been carried out on the rail network between London Euston, the Midlands, North West and Scotland over the Easter period. A total of £31m of investment works were carried out across Network Rail’s North West and Central region, as part of the

Yorkshire Water appoints BarhaleDoosan JV and Stantec to wetland project

Yorkshire Water appoints BarhaleDoosan JV and Stantec to wetland project

Yorkshire Water has awarded contracts for the construction of an integrated wetland at its Clifton wastewater treatment works - the first of its kind in Yorkshire – to BarhaleDoosan JV building on support from Stantec. The project will create almost 4,000 square metres of interconnected ponds

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.