ANGLIAN WATER is beating target costs on its capital programme following a shake-up of its contract partners, alliance operations director Dale Evans said this week.
'It's early days, but already we are 2% ahead of aggregated target cost, ' Evans told delegates at NCE's Maximising Partnerships and Framework Agreements conference in London. Last year, Anglian made sweeping changes to its contract partners for the 2005/2010 spending period (NCE 21 October 2004).
It dumped Atkins and Halcrow for Carl Bro and Black & Veatch.
Contractors Laing O'Rourke, Purac, Amec and Morgan Est lost out to Balfour Beatty and Biwater. Barhale and Skanska/ Aker Kvaerner are the only contractors to remain as part of the framework, which could run for up to 10 years Evans explained that the previous arrangement saw Anglian working with a series of partners rather than the single team alliance now in place.
Performance suffered because objectives were not aligned and there was a lack of long-term collaboration. 'We have gone from being project focused to maintaining a twoyear visibility of work, ' said Evans.