Skanska Aker Kvaerner awarded £150 million Alliance by Anglian Water

Press release 18/10/2004 00:00 CET

The Skanska-Aker Kvaerner Joint Venture has today been named by Anglian Water Services (AWS) as one of its Alliance Partners selected to carry out a major part of Anglian Water's capital programme at its water and wastewater facilities in the UK.

Skanska in joint venture with AK Engineering Services, part of the Aker Kvaerner Group is one of six partners who will deliver projects collectively worth £750 million for the first phase of Anglian Water's capital programme, planned over the next five years.

Skanska-Aker Kvaerner's share of this Alliance, valued at around £150 million will be carried out under a 50/50 joint venture arrangement. There is also the potential for a further five-year extension.

Under the Alliance the joint venture will carry out the design, construction, installation and commissioning of non-infrastructure schemes such as treatment works for both clean water and wastewater across the Anglian region, in the East of England. In addition, the joint venture will undertake a non-infrastructure design studies contract to develop best value solutions.

This latest award follows Skanska Aker-Kvaerner Joint Venture's successful relationship with Anglian Water Services on over 50 contracts under its current AMP 3 Framework.

Bill Hocking, managing director Skanska UK Civil Engineering said "Skanska is delighted to be part of this joint venture delivering the challenge of meeting the Anglian Water strategic targets of sustainable year-on-year efficiencies through the innovative Alliance approach which includes co-locating key staff from Alliance partners at AWS."

Mark Leggett, President AK Engineering Services said "We are pleased to continue our relationship with Anglian Water and build on the success of the AMP 3 framework we have been undertaking during the last five years".

The Asset Management Programme (AMP3) project work commenced in February 2000 for a five-year period. The Joint Venture recently opened a dedicated multi-disciplinary project office in Peterborough to facilitate closer co-operation with Anglian Water and improve communication with the various sites.

The framework contractors are continuously assessed by Anglian Water on a range of Key Performance Indicators, including safety, quality, cost and schedule. The Skanska-Aker Kvaerner JV has maintained a consistently high score in all areas of assessment, particularly in safety performance.