Balour Beatty Utilities will work on water infrastructure for five years.

Severn Trent Water has awarded Balfour Beatty Utilities an infrastructure contract worth around £60m.

The contract will run for five years and will involve the delivery of part of Seven Trent’s clean water infrastructure capital expenditure programme.

Ian Tyler, Balfour Beatty chief executive, said: “This award follows other recent major contract wins for Anglian Water, Yorkshire Water and Northumbrian Water and demonstrates the strong capability which Balfour Beatty can offer the water utility companies.”

“We are benefiting significantly from the increased spending patterns and more sophisticated requirements of the water utilities under AMP 4.”

Work will include maintaining water standard compliance, reducing leakage and delivering statutory and other improvements in water quality. The contract will be worth approximately £12 million per annum and will run from April 2005 to 2010.