Project involves the extension of Liverpool waste water treatment works

A joint venture between Costain, Galliford Try and Atkins has been awarded a £200m contract to upgrade and extend Liverpool waste water treatment works.

Work involves extending the current treatment works in Vauxhall into the adjacent dock along with major upgrade works to the existing plant.

The project is part of the Asset Management Programme 5 (AMP5) with United Utilities and will be progressed through the existing process alliance framework.

Greg Fitzgerald, chief executive of Galliford Try, said: “We are delighted to secure this business from an existing framework client. It builds on our track record in delivering both clean and waste water infrastructure projects.”

Costain also secured a further extension to its AMP5 contract with Severn Trent Water worth around £45m. Under the agreement Costain will design and build a number of waste water schemes.

Andrew Wyllie, chief executive of Costain, said: “We are delighted to have secured these two contracts, which demonstrate the UK water industry’s continued investment in infrastructure, and help us build on our market leading position in the water sector.