The Skanska-Hyder team has been named as a capital delivery partner for Welsh Water, with a contract which could run for up to 10 years.
Valued at an estimated £25 million a year to the partnership, it will run for an initial five years with a review at the end of the AMP6 (Asset Management Plan) period, which could lead to a five-year extension.
Work will start with an early contractor involvement (ECI) phase, involving all delivery partners, in preparation for the start of AMP6 delivery from April 2015.
The Skanska-Hyder team brings to the contract a collaborative approach that will support Welsh Water’s alliance model for the AMP6 period.
Skanska UK Executive Vice-President Bill Hocking said:
“We are delighted to be named as a delivery partner on this important contract.
“As a team, we provide collaboration skills and aligned values, which create the foundation for a successful working alliance. This is combined with our experience in the water sector and wider industries, from which we can transfer best practice.
“Our focus now is on delivering innovative and sustainable solutions that make a positive and lasting difference to Welsh Water customers.”
Hyder UK’s Utilities Sector Managing Director Simon Bradley said:
“We are proud to be working with Skanska to develop solutions for Welsh Water and its customers.
“We have a strong presence in Wales, and this win means a lot to our people. Our combined focus on technical excellence and experience delivering water management solutions are second to none. We’re looking forward to getting started.”