Atkins tops the tables - Water & Wastewater
22 August 2006, News release from Atkins
Atkins has been very successful in bidding for contracts in the AMP4 period and has won a large number of Framework contracts from clients including Thames Water, Southern Water, Severn Trent Water & United Utilities.
Atkins has, as last year, gained the top slot overall reputation in environmental consultancy in the highly regarded Edie.net Environmental Consultancy Survey 2006 of the largest 50 environmental consultancies.
Atkins also achieved a Top Four place in all categories this year (in customers' votes).
We have climbed the ladder in several categories, including Waste management and recycling & CSR/SER and we are also the company people would most like to work for.
Dermod Sweeney, Managing Director of Atkins Water and Environment states: "We are delighted with the results of this survey. As well as being one of the UK's largest environmental consultancies, we also have many environmental specialists working within other parts of the Atkins Group. We can draw on an immense wealth of expertise specific to a host of different markets and industries, including aviation, defence, highways, nuclear, rail, waste and water. This range of services, combined with Atkins' considerable engineering arm, means it can act as a 'one stop-shop', to provide a number of environmental solutions to a wide range of sectors."
Atkins was voted with the:
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We have also been working with the major water companies in the South East in managing the drought and mitigating its effect on customers.
We are also leading a number of industry research projects and developing innovative products in order to help clients save both money and time on important projects. One such project aims to assess the sources and quantities of Priority Substances entering the sewerage system. This will enable us to determine effective responses including treatment technologies, source control or developing new regulatory tools. The research will evaluate financial, environmental and societal costs of the strategies to meet the new environmental quality standards introduced under the Water Framework Directive (WFD).
We continue to win awards for our projects and achieve high ratings in other client surveys. Recently we have been awarded the 'Outstanding Example of Civil Engineering' Merit Award by the Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) for the Sutton Hall Water Treatment Works project and have also won the 'Bentley 2006 Award of Excellence for Plant Visualisation' with our 3D Arnside, Stockport and Wigan WTW models.
Don Rogers, Drought Programme Manager, Southern Water:
"We've been delighted with the support given by Atkins in helping us to combat the effects of the drought. The drought programme has necessitated as "fast track" approach to projects and has been an excellent example of collaborative working." (Drought management in the South)
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