Thames Water confirms two consortia including firms Balfour Beatty, Skanska, Costain and Atkins have won places on its £3bn AMP6 framework


Thames Water has confirmed two consortia including firms Balfour Beatty, Skanska, Costain and Atkins have won places on its £3bn AMP6 framework, as revealed by Building earlier this month.

Balfour Beatty and Skanska are in a consortium with water engineer MWH, while Costain is in a consortium with consultant Atkins and waste management firm Veolia.

Listed firms Balfour Beatty, Costain and Atkins confirmed the awards on the stock exchange this morning.

Balfour Beatty chief executive Andrew McNaughton said: “We’re very pleased to be an integral part of Thames Water’s AMP6 cycle at a time when the company adopts a completely new approach to its capital investment.

“The pipes and pumps that keep our water system working are crucial, and we are delighted to be bringing our skills and experience to this important programme in water, one of our key economic infrastructure sectors.”

Costain chief executive Andrew Wylie said: “We are delighted to have been selected by Thames Water to deliver this major AMP6 contract.

“The award is a consequence of our ability to work collaboratively, deliver sustainable innovative solutions to major infrastructure needs, and provide value for money. It also further reinforces Costain’s position as one of the leading UK engineering service providers in the water sector.”

Atkins chief executive Prof Dr Uwe Krueger said: “This important addition to our strong portfolio of clients is further evidence of the strength of the UK water market and will help smooth the transition between the cyclical funding periods so that key skills and capabilities are retained within the sector.

“By combining a deep knowledge of the water industry with world-leading expertise in infrastructure design and programme management, Atkins and our joint venture and alliance partners will help Thames Water achieve the good value, innovative, sustainable and effective solutions it demands for its millions of customers.”