Consultants Mott MacDonald and MWH have emerged as early leaders in the race to win water framework deals for the new five year regulatory period.
Millions of pounds worth of contracts have been let as the AMP5 2010-2015 regulatory period gets underway.
MWH leads the way with six deals with water companies including Southern Water, Severn Trent, Thames Water United Utilities, Yorkshire Water and Scottish Water Mott MacDonald has four deals, some in partnership with contractor JN Bentley.
Balfour Beatty has four deals including a £500M infrastructure capital delivery contract with United Utilities.
Contracts for the AMP5 period, which began on 1 April, are characterised by an emphasis on capital maintenance and small schemes rather than major projects. Much of the work has gone to joint ventures rather than single companies.
Other players include Costain, which has been retained by Dwr Cymru Welsh Water and May Gurney, which is set to work with Anglian Water, Wessex Water and South West Water.
Galliford Try has been selected for two streams of Yorkshire Water’s AMP5 framework, anticipated to be worth £150M. Bristol Water, has awarded framework contracts to Atkins and Black & Veatch.
Severn Trent and Scottish Water took an early approach and have had frameworks in place since March and August 2009 respectively.
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