Skanska recommits to Anglian Water’s @one Alliance to deliver £2.6 billion package of investment over AMP8

Press release 25/03/2024 14:04 CET

Skanska confirmed as @one Alliance partner ahead of a new Asset Management Period (AMP8) for 2025 to 2030, in which Anglian Water is proposing its largest ever package of investment.

Alongside existing partners Balfour Beatty, Barhale, Mott MacDonald Bentley (MMB), MWH Treatment and SWECO, Skanska has supported the delivery of £1.3 billion in work, half of Anglian Water’s overall enhancement portfolio, so far in AMP7 (2020-2025).

For AMP8, Skanska will remain a full member in the @one Alliance from 1 April 2024, offering design, development and delivery expertise alongside the Alliance’s other seven partners.

The @one Alliance is set to deliver a record £2.6 billion of the water company’s overall investment in AMP8, with much of this work specifically targeted at protecting and enhancing the East of England’s natural environment and providing resilience to climate change. This investment portfolio forms part of Anglian Water’s wider, record £9 billion proposed plans for AMP8, which will see a huge programme of much-needed investment across the East of England between 2025 and 2030.

Jason Tucker, Director of Strategic Delivery and Commercial Assurance for Anglian Water, said: “The opportunity our next five-year regulatory period, AMP8, affords for Anglian Water and the @one Alliance to deliver on our purpose of bringing environmental and social prosperity to the region we serve is unprecedented.

“The scale of investment to enhance our environment and secure water supplies for future generations is massive and I’m delighted that our long-standing and successful @one Alliance will continue to help us deliver our capital investment programme in support of our growing region.”

Anglian Water was one of the first utilities to introduce an alliancing model to deliver its capital programmes across the East of England. Since the @one Alliance’s inauguration in 2005, the company’s approach has been held up as an exemplar as part of the Government’s Construction Playbook. A key aspect of this continued success has been the embedding of performance incentives around efficiency, carbon, innovation, ED&I and culture.

“We are delighted to be continuing our successful partnership with Anglian Water as a member of the @one Alliance,” said Andrew English, Managing Director of Skanska’s infrastructure business.

“We have a 20-plus year relationship with Anglian Water, which includes our role as an original member of the @one Alliance. Working alongside our @one Alliance partners, we are proud to have played our part in creating a collaborative working culture that has enabled us to set industry leading delivery standards.

“We are now very much looking forward to AMP8, developing innovative ways of working that continue to improve safety and drive down cost and carbon – delivering schemes that meet the needs of our changing climate, leaving a lasting legacy for society.”

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