Month: September 2009
Tunnel project boosts Balfour
BALFOUR BEATTY, the international engineering, construction, investment and services proup, has announced that Gammon Construction, the infrastructure contractor in Hong Kong in which the group has a 50% shareholding, has won a £300M contract from the Hong Kong government to build a sewage conveyance system.
Pipe management wins recognition for SEW
SOUTH EAST Water (SEW) has become one of the first water supply companies in England to achieve external accreditation for asset management in accordance with the British Standards Institute (BSI) guidelines. The recognition is for how SEW manages its network of pipes, pumping stations, reservoirs and treatment works.
Contractors fear end of frameworks
CONTRACTORS BELIEVE single-stage tendering could return in the water industry to replace framework agreements. The decision by British Airports Authority earlier this year to abandon framework agreements has led many to fear that other major clients, including water companies, will follow suit in the face of pressure to reduce costs.
Saint-Gobain’s quantum leap on innovation
Saint-Gobain PAM is establishing itself as a frontrunner in the innovation stakes, and as it continues to challenge the dominance of plastic pipes in the market place. And with AMP5 just around the corner, the company is already looking at other revolutionary ideas that will help the water industry improve efficiency.
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