Thames Water has awarded new contracts to firms as part of an engineering framework agreements renewal exercise.
Engneering firm Jacobs, among others, will offer provide engineering and environmental consultancy services, including planning for droughts, water quality sampling and project management work until the end of Thames Water’ current Asset Management Programme (AMP6) in 2020.
Under the framework agreements there is no volume requirement for work, and Thames Water will draw on the companies’ services when required. Many of the services are already provided by alliance JV eight20.
“We are delighted to be supporting Thames Water with their priorities for enhancing service to customers, underpinned by responsible environmental management,” said Jacobs senior VP for buildings and infrastructure Bob Duff.
“We are well positioned to leverage our global water resources expertise to help deliver sustainable, pragmatic solutions, particularly as Thames Water moves towards future planning cycles.”
Under the old engineering framework, agreements were held with 15 suppliers. Other engineering firms to receive contracts include Arcadis, Atkins, MWH, Aecom, Black & Veatch and Mott MacDonald.
“With this agreement we feel we’ve got some of the best companies in the industry at our disposal and we’re looking forward to benefitting from their expertise to keep delivering water and wastewater services to our customers,” said Thames Water contracts manager Tim Refausse.