Scottish Water announces capital investment partners

MORE FRAMEWORK partners have been announced by Scottish Water to help deliver its next capital investment programme, valued at nearly £2B, from 2010 onwards

Seventeen companies in total have been chosen to work as framework partners on projects with Scottish Water's in-house delivery arm, Capital Investment Delivery (CID), and also its new joint venture partnership delivery arm, Scottish Water Solutions 2.

The newly announced lots will deliver non-infrastructure and capital maintenance work Scottish Water, along with infrastructure work that was announced last month (WET News, August 2009).

This completes the group of framework partnerships called "Construction Delivery Partners" (CDPs) who will support Scottish Water in the delivery of its Capital Investment Programme. Companies include Balfour Beatty Civil Engineering, Black & Veatch, Clancy Docwra, Morrison Enpure Joint Venture; Galliford Try Infrastructure, Mott MacDonald, Biwater Treatment, Barhale Construction and Byzak.

Scottish Water's head of Capital Programme Procurement, Lorna McGregor, said: "These partners have the relevant skills and experience to work with Scottish Water in delivering this work in a way that will drive efficiencies to achieve best value for our customers.

"Scottish Water's programme of work is good news for the construction industry in Scotland and will provide opportunities for work across the country through our wider supply chain."

Last month, Scottish Water chief executive Richard Ackroyd said: "Scottish Water is supporting between 5,000 and 6,000 jobs in Scotland with £700M being invested last year and a further £700M this year. The next programme will be more in line with normal delivery programmes, averaging £500M a year."

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