Morrison Utility Services (MUS), the UK’s largest dedicated utility service provider and part of M Group Services, has extended its long-term partnership with Thames Water after being awarded a place on the AMP7 Capital Programme Thames Wide Framework. The framework has been awarded in two lots, with MUS awarded a place on Lot 2 – Infrastructure, covering underground works that span water and wastewater infrastructure (network) and assets across Thames Water’s operational region.
With an estimated overall value of £170m, the Lot 2 programme of works will be awarded to the successful contractors on a package by package basis and includes the rehabilitation and replacement of potable and waste water pipelines through to the inspection and maintenance of pumping assets, aqueducts and tunnels and supporting more complex emergency projects. The framework will run for an initial duration of five years to support Thames Water’s AMP7 delivery phase (April 2020 – March 2025) and includes the option to extend for a further five years through to the AMP8 regulatory period.
Thames Water Capital Delivery Director John Bentley said: “This is a really difficult but exciting time for us and our suppliers as we mark the start of the delivery phase of AMP7. We know we have some tough challenges to get through now and lying further ahead, but we’re all set to work together in providing resilient and reliable clean and waste water services to our 15 million customers across London and the Thames Valley.”
Executive Director Lawrence Summers commented: “This is a great win for Morrison Utility Services. We look forward to supporting Thames Water in successfully delivering their capital programme in AMP7 and beyond and further strengthening the excellent relationship we have established with them over more than twenty years.” MUS Contract Director Kevin Parcell added: “We are delighted to extend and expand our long-term partnership with Thames Water following our appointment to this Framework. Over many years, we have worked closely and collaboratively with Thames Water and we look forward to applying our experience and expertise on the delivery of essential water and wastewater infrastructure services to support this key client during the AMP7 investment period.”