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capability means we are in the unique position to undertake this sizeable programme as a single entity rather than engaging with a joint venture partner.”

Sewer works undertaken by Galliford Try in Brixton during AMP4

Galliford Try wins Thames contracts

Thames Water has appointed construction group Galliford Try as contractor – initially for over £100M worth of work and potentially up to £500M worth – under its frameworks for the next five years. The process contract to upgrade water and wastewater treatment facilities in both north and south London will be carried out in a joint venture with Biwater and Mott MacDonald. Greg Fitzgerald, Galliford Try’s chief executive, said: “We are delighted to extend our relationship with Thames Water as a delivery partner.”

B&V wins contract to enhance Thames water supplies

Black & Veatch (B&V) has been selected to deliver a five-year programme of improvement works that will enhance the security and quality of treated water and wastewater for communities served by Thames Water. The framework is valued at up to £100 million, comprising a major programme of capital improvements to treatment works throughout London and the Thames Valley. B&V managing director Tony Collins said: “Our ability to combine our fully integrated design and construction

Atkins and B&V to deliver Bristol Water’s projects

Bristol Water has chosen two framework partners to provide consultancy and design services for its capital investment programme. Atkins’ £5M contract will include conducting feasibility studies, ecological/ environmental assessments and detailed design. B&V will be offering feasibility and outline design, ecological and environmental services, and specialist services such as GIS, hydraulics and asset management. Bristol Water’s AMP5 Design Consultancy framework will be split into two programmes for infrastructure and non- infrastructure works.

Optimise overhauls Thames pipelines

The two Thames Water contracts awarded to Optimise Water – the joint venture between J Murphy & Sons, Barhale Construction, Clancy Docwra and MWH – have a potential combined value of around £500M over the next five years. As announced in WWT last month, Optimise has been awarded the contracts to undertake capital works on the network infrastructure for both clean and wastewater in the Thames Valley and North London regions. Contractors will continue to replace London’s worn-out Victorian water mains, will upgrade sewers to prevent sewer flooding, as well as installing asset-monitoring equipment.

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Local women walk for miles to fetch supplies of water

Thames executives learn about water poverty

In February, Thames Water’s chief operating officer Steve Shine and head of communications

Jayne

Farrin visited Tanzania to see how WaterAid is planning to use the £630,000 raised by Thames Water at its 2009 Love Water Ball. They spent four days visiting communities in the Dodoma region, who are yet to ben- efit

from the charity’s support, and

one day visiting communities near Dar es Salaam, who now have access to clean water and sanitation. In Tanzania, 70% of the rural pop- ulation and 30% of urban dwellers have no access to safe water and diarrhoea accounts for more than 20% of infant deaths.

“Seeing first hand that thousands

of people still live without such basic life essentials is really upset- ting,” said Shine, who is in charge of supplying 13.6M people across London and the Thames Valley

with water and sewerage services. “It’s particularly hard to accept given my day job. Seeing women with children on their backs digging the sun-baked ground to install a water pipe, my immediate thought was to get on the phone and fly my teams over to help. I tried to picture what it would be like in London, see- ing our customers digging their own trenches. The water these women were fetching was filthy too.” The pair also visited areas where

WaterAid’s work to provide clean run- ning water and safe sanitation has enabled villages and towns to pros- per. He said: “I had to understand that an essential part ofWaterAid’s work is to give people ownership of the new pipes and clean water. If I had flown my teams in to dig their trench, this would have provided a quick, short- term fix but no long-term solution, which is what we’re after. “We also visited a town that had been transformed by having clean water and proper sanitation. One lady now has her waste taken away rather than having to tip it into the streets. We spoke to a school headmaster who explained that they kept the water tap padlocked – that was how precious the clean water was to peo- ple, and they respected that. “Over 4,000 children die every day

Jayne Farrin and

Steve Shine collect untreated water in Dodoma, Tanzania

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