At the first stage of its bidding programme, Scottish Water has awarded two infrastructure frameworks with a £700m spend for the 2015-21 period.
Caledonia Water Alliance – a partnership of Morrison Utility Services and Aecom – will be the water infrastructure alliance partner over the six years, worth £360m.
BBV Alliance – a partnership of Black and Veatch and Byzak (part of Amey) – has been selected for wastewater infrastructure alliance partner for the period, worth £340m.
The alliances are currently collaborating with Scottish Water to procure tier one contractors to assist in with the workload of the programme.
Geoff Aitkenhead, Scottish Water’s Director of Asset Management, said: “Caledonia Water Alliance and BBV Alliance have committed to employing apprentices and graduates through the programme.
“Caledonia Alliance has committed to 20 modern apprentices and seven graduates, and BBV Alliance has committed to 30 modern apprentices and 18 graduates.”
Scottish Water seeks to invest £500m a year, however the final decision will be made after its Business Plan for 2015-21 is finalised with regulators. We will then be able to confirm how many water jobs will be created.
Apart from organising the tier one procurement process, Scottish Water is also holding market days across Scotland in order to select delivery partners to assist the water and wastewater alliances.
The purpose of these rural framework market days is to identify contract partners who can be involved in a capital maintenance programme worth £500m over the period of six years.
Photo: Scottish Water