Lucky 11 see £1bn work extension with Yorkshire Water

Eight utilities contractors and three consultants have had their agreements with Yorkshire Water extended by a further five years as the water company looks to invest a further £1bn in improvements in the network across the region.

The eight contractors, who are Byzak Entec, Earthtech Morrison, Morgan Sindall Grontmij, Barhale WSP, Mott MacDonald Bentley, Black and Veatch, Morrison Utility Services and Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions – and three consultants – who are Arup, Montgomery Watson Harza, and Turner and Townsend – have all seen their agreements extended for the next Asset Management Period (AMP) running from 2015 to 2020.

Yorkshire Water says the focus during this period will be on future proofing the company's treatment works against extreme weather conditions, and helping to protect the local environment.

The company’s director of asset delivery Nevil Muncaster said: “Our contract partners and consultants take great pride in their service alongside Yorkshire Water and this news is testament to their strong performance. The next step is to review the AMP6 programme with our partners, optimising AMP6 investment so we are well-placed to deliver the best value asset solutions. We’re committed to working in a more integrated way to further boost collaboration and efficiency and are now in the best possible shape to plan ahead for AMP6.”

Balfour Beatty says it expects its work under AMP6 to extend to be around £70m in value and to focus mainly on replacing old mains in south and west Yorkshire.

Chief executive Andrew McNaughton said: “This is an important time for our clients in the water sector as they face more challenging regulatory requirements, and we are committed to supporting their objectives through continued investment in new technology and the delivery of exceptional service.”

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