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Arup and Costain win Yorkshire Water contract

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Yorkshire Water has appointed a joint venture between Arup and Costain to deliver work as part of its five-year AMP7 investment plan.

Under the £2M contract, the JV will provide expertise in construction, design and management regulation compliance, and design phase process as well as construction site safety advice to help Yorkshire Water address affordability challenges in the delivery of the programme.

Yorkshire Water continuous improvement manager Paul Robins said: “The framework supports our enhanced assurance approach which is aimed at providing specialist, targeted assurance to meet the challenging needs of AMP7.

Costain group capability director Maxine Mayhew added: “Costain brings industry-leading health and safety management insights and process safety expertise that will help Yorkshire Water improve efficiency to drive value and service for its customers.”

Arup global water business leader Mark Fletcher added: “UK water companies are facing significant challenges in AMP7 around affordability, operational resilience and increasing expectations from regulators, stakeholders and customers.

“The Costain-Arup partnership is committed to supporting Yorkshire Water and its supply chain in providing exceptional service for its customers by assuring the delivery of safe, reliable and resilient assets.”

This is the latest round of water contracts handed out ahead of AMP7, which is due to run between 2020 and 2025.

Earlier this month, United Utilities announced the winners on seven long term contracts as part of its AMP7 business plan, worth a total £500M. United Utilities was one of four water companies that had their plans for the next infrastructure funding period fast-tracked by the water industry regulator Ofwat in January.

Thames Water and Severn Trent have also recently revealed contracts as utility providers and contractors gear up for the next funding period.

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