Ancala acquires water and waste water services provider, Aquatrine Package A, from Kelda Water Services

Posted: Wednesday 4th April 2018

Ancala Partners LLP has acquired Aquatrine Package A (Aquatrine), from Kelda Water Services (KWS), a subsidiary of Kelda Group. Aquatrine delivers one of the largest water and waste water Private Finance Initiative contracts in Europe for the Ministry of Defence (MOD). With immediate effect the business will be rebranded as Ancala Water Services (AWS).

nder the terms of the contract, Aquatrine provides water, wastewater, fire system maintenance and specialist estate management services to the MOD and customers in the MOD Estate, across more than 1,100 sites in Wales, South West England and parts of the Midlands and South East England.

The asset base covered by the contract includes boreholes, reservoirs, surface water pumping stations, sewage pumping stations, treatment works, distribution mains, oil and water interceptors, sewers and meters.

Ancala will support the existing management team led by David Godfrey and the mobile and highly skilled workforce to continue to provide excellence to the MOD through improved customer service delivery. Ancala is committed to providing value for money services, security of supply and environmental sustainability. Under the terms of the agreement, AWS will immediately assume responsibility for all the staff providing strategic, customer and back office support.

David Owens, Industry Partner at Ancala Partners and a former Chief Executive Officer at Thames Water, will join the AWS board as Chairman.

Spence Clunie, Managing Partner at Ancala Partners, commented:

"AWS is an important investment for Ancala and we believe our sector expertise, commitment to public service excellence and ability to deploy new capital means we are an ideal partner for the MOD."

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