Four consortia have been named as construction delivery partners with consultant Jacobs taking the sole overriding role as engineering services partner.
- MMB (Mott MacDonald Bentley)
- C2V+ (CH2M Hill and VolkerStevin)
- Advance (Balfour Beatty and MWH)
- LiMA (Laing O’Rourke and Imtech, with support from Atkins)
Shortlisted firms failing to make panel
- Black & Veatch / Farrans
- Galliford Try
The multidisciplinary activities to be carried out as part of the framework include design, project management, construction, testing, commissioning and maintenance which will ensure the delivery of clean and waste water.
The Construction Delivery Partner framework will vary in each year of the AMP period and may range between £120m and £370m annually
It is hoped that the programme will allow the delivery partners to build a long-term relationship with United Utilities, with potential to extend the existing agreement to 2026.
Over this extended period the work is estimated to be worth around £750m to each framework partner.
Steven Fraser, United Utilities managing director, said: “The awards are the result of a lengthy, robust and rigorous selection process and we’re confident that these are the right partners to help deliver real improvements for our customers and the environment during AMP6 and beyond.”
Laing O’Rourke managing director of Infrastructure, Gary Wells said: ‘We’re delighted to be forming a new relationship with United Utilities under the LiMA partnership, as a construction delivery partner of the AMP6 framework.’
MWH Treatment Managing Director, Rolfe Nuttall added: “This award is a fantastic opportunity for MWH and Balfour Beatty to bring our complementary capabilities to the United Utilities programme.
“AMP6 and the TOTEX environment present new challenges for us all and we look forward bringing the breadth and depth of MWH capability in delivering the best outcomes for United Utilities’ customers through collaboration and innovation.”