Strategic Pipeline Alliance


Strategic Pipeline Alliance

The Strategic Pipeline Alliance (SPA) is an alliance of Anglian Water (AW), Farrans, Mott MacDonald Bentley (MMB), Costain and Jacobs who are contracted to deliver one of the largest infrastructure projects in the UK.







Anglian Water


The Project


This is one of the largest infrastructure projects in the UK and it will be achieved by the engineering, integration and assembly of a series of interconnected pipelines which will enable AW to move water from areas with surplus water, to areas which are in deficit, making the east of England resilient to drought and securing water supplies for future generations. The project will have the added benefit of removing customers from a single source of supply.


The interconnected pipelines will require several Break Tanks and Pumping Stations at key locations to ensure water can be moved efficiently. The pipelines, when finished, will be longer than the current HS2 project, nearing 500km in length.


Services & Expertise


The SPA is an early adopter of the Project 13 principles and have set the following at its core;


  • Full Alignment with AW Customer Outcomes
  • Back to Back arrangement with AW Business Plan
  • Top Down Commercial Model (Reward for outperformance)
  • Supply Chain Eco-System
  • Digital Transformation
  • Best for Task for Programme