Morrison Utility Services has been chosen to support the delivery of Southern Water’s water and wastewater capital delivery framework contract for the AMP6 regulatory period spanning 2015 to 2020, with a five-year extension option into AMP7 (2020 to 2025).
The water and wastewater networks design and build contract, valued at up to £180 million over the initial five years, has been awarded through the Morrison Utility Services and Galliford Try joint venture known as MGjv. MGjv has commenced Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) and will work with Southern Water to prepare capital programmes and schemes in readiness for the construction activities during 2015 to 2020. AECOM consultants are supporting the venture in terms of design, programmes and solutions.
The networks infrastructure framework covers investment in water and wastewater assets across Southern Water’s region which comprises Kent, Sussex, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. These assets include:
Matthew Wright, Chief Executive Officer, Southern Water commented: “Our objective was to select supply chain partners that can align with our business plan to help us deliver our customers’ priorities in a robust, efficient and reliable way, delivering best value TOTEX solutions. Morrison Utility Services has a well developed, proven track record in delivering innovative solutions within the framework of challenging and complex programmes across the water sector and we look forward to partnering with them through MGjv to deliver the services our customers have told us they want.”
Charles Morrison, Chief Executive, Morrison Utility Services, added: “We are delighted to have secured this long-term capital delivery contract with Southern Water. Southern Water is absolutely clear on its customers’ needs and wishes and our role is to establish a truly collaborative approach that will centre on delivering industry-leading health and safety performance, strong customer focus, innovative solutions and processes and best practice in sustainability and the environment."
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