Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, today announces that it has been awarded approximately £115 million of work by Anglian Water as part of its £1.3 billion investment during Asset Management Plan 6 (AMP6) – the next water industry regulatory period.
The contract is for the entire five-year regulatory period, from 2015 to 2020, with extensions which could take it to 2030, making it one of the longest collaborations in the sector. It will operate within a new alliance of delivery partners being set up by Anglian Water.
In this new Alliance, Balfour Beatty will be providing both design and construction services across the whole of Anglian Water’s region, which is the largest by geographic area in the UK, stretching from the Humber to the Thames estuary and from Buckinghamshire to the East Coast. Work will mainly be focussed on clean water infrastructure (water mains), but will also include wastewater pipes and non-infrastructure projects, such as treatment works. The contract will be based from an integrated office at Peterborough.
Balfour Beatty has been a member of Anglian Water’s @one Alliance since 2004, delivering a number of major water projects. In the current AMP period, which began in 2010, this includes a total of 213 schemes with a combined value of £81 million.
Andrew McNaughton, Balfour Beatty CEO, commented:
“We are delighted to be continuing our long and successful relationship with Anglian Water. We are committed to working with Anglian Water and our Alliance partners to deliver a number of key outcomes including 100% customer satisfaction, 50% reduction in site based construction time and zero harm for our people.
“Long-term alliances help to maximise efficiency through collaborative working, and we are looking forward to helping Anglian Water outperform its AMP6 business plan.”
Notes to Editors:
1. Balfour Beatty Balfour Beatty is an international infrastructure group that delivers world class services essential to the development, creation and care of infrastructure assets; from finance and development, through design and project management to construction and maintenance.
Our businesses draw on more than 100 years of experience to deliver the highest levels of quality, safety and technical expertise to our clients principally in the UK and the USA, with developing businesses in Australia, Canada, the Middle East, South Africa and South East Asia.
With proven expertise in delivering infrastructure critical to support communities and society today and in the future, our key market sectors focus on infrastructure - transportation (roads, rail and aviation), power and energy, water, and complex buildings (both commercial and social).
Balfour Beatty employs 40,000 people around the world.
2. Balfour Beatty’s Services division works across power, gas and water installation and maintenance, street lighting and road management to develop, manage and maintain our vital infrastructure and public spaces.
Modern economies, societies and communities rely on these essential services being delivered safely, sustainably and with minimum disruption to everyday life.
Employing over 6000 in the UK and worldwide, we partner with major utility providers, asset owners and local authorities, working behind the scenes to support clients in meeting their challenges and ambitions in the modern world.