United Utilities names 18 more winners for £2.7bn Water spend


United Utilities names 18 more winners for £2.7bn Water spend

The water giant recently confirmed seven partners who will help in delivering significant infrastructure projects for the company from 2025 to 2030.


The 18 partners announced today include detailed design and build organizations that will collaborate with United Utilities on projects to enhance its network infrastructure and process treatment facilities.


The selected firms for network infrastructure projects include AE Yates, Barhale, Bethell, Eric Wright Civils, Forkers, Murphy, Network Plus, Sapphire, United Living, and Ward and Burke.


For process treatment facilities, the winning firms are Avove, bWGM, Eric Wright Water, Ross-Shire, Glanua, Lagan Infrastructure, Mott MacDonald Bentley, and Stonbury.


The work, valued at approximately £2.75 billion, aims to reduce storm overflow activations and upgrade water and wastewater treatment plants across the North West.


United Utilities has submitted a £13.7 billion investment plan for 2025-2030 to Ofwat, targeting cleaner rivers, more reliable water supplies, and service improvements for customers, communities, and the environment.


Further announcements regarding additional partners from the local supply chain will be made in the coming months.


Jane Simpson, Capital Delivery Director at United Utilities, said: “We’re really pleased to have chosen 18 great partners who will complement the seven partners that we have already announced to help deliver our ambitious plans and transform our infrastructure across the region.


“For the first time we’re engaging directly with these partners who will do the work, rather than through large management contractors. This will allow us to be more agile and ensures we have a mix of partners able to deliver at speed, whilst securing the best value for our customers.”


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