GHD Partner with Black & Veatch
The UK water division of GHD are to team up with engineering, procurement, consulting and construction firm Black & Veatch to support Galliford Try as it works on Thames Water’s AMP7 Capital Programmes Framework across London and the Thames Valley.
Working as a single ‘engineering design house’ the aim of the partnership is to help Thames Water increase their resilience, efficiency and innovation in its operations, while also improving its affordability for its customers and supporting the economic and population growth in the South East of England.
Galliford Try was selected to work on both initial lots of Thames Water’s framework, infrastructure and non-infrastructure, with GHD supporting all activity to design and construct efficient, value driven solutions. The contract is for the duration of the water sector’s asset management period which runs from 2020 to 2025 (AMP7), the contract also has the potential to be extended for a further five years into AMP8.
The scope of infrastructure works extends from the refurbishment, replacement and provision of sewers, potable water pipelines and pumping stations assets through to the inspection and maintenance of aqueducts and tunnels. Non-infrastructure work is focused on improvements to potable water and wastewater treatment assets such as sewage works and service and storage reservoirs.
The contact win follows on from another recent framework appointment to deliver design services throughout Severn Trent Water’s waste infrastructure network.
Ben Aynsley, GHD’s Operations Director – Water & Property, said: “We are delighted to be playing a role in this important programme to drive significant improvements across the Thames Water network, which in turn will deliver enhanced service and value for money for customers. This appointment represents a significant step forward in our UK water strategic growth plan: our work in improving water and wastewater services for London and the Thames Valley will directly create lasting community benefit, in addition to strengthening our experience in the South East, a key growth region for us.”
John Hensman, GHD’s UK Market Leader – Water, added: “GHD was selected thanks to our 15-year relationship with Galliford Try, which values our strong civil engineering credentials and commitment to value-led solutions, such as innovative structural designs that save time and money during construction. We look forward to working closely with both Black & Veatch and Galliford Try as we draw on our collective experience and expertise to drive innovation and best practice.”
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