Esh-MWH Joint Venture Appointed to Northumbrian Water AMP6 Framework

Posted: Wednesday 14th October 2015

An Esh Construction-MWH joint venture has been awarded one of five Framework agreements worth £500 million in total, by Northumbrian Water to upgrade its vast network water and wastewater assets. Esh Construction is a principal delivery arm of Esh Group.

The ten-year contract for work to be carried in the North East of England will begin in October 2015 with Esh-MWH delivering five main areas of planned maintenance to Northumbrian Water’s water and wastewater networks. These range from short term flood damage mitigation to significant long term, large-scale capital projects designed to improve overall asset infrastructure.

Stephen Wilkie, Regional Managing Director of Esh Construction, based in County Durham, said: “We are proud and delighted to have been awarded this contract together with our colleagues at MWH, especially as our working partnership goes back for more than 10 years.

“This contract extends our working relationship with Northumbrian Water with whom we have worked for over 20 years and is in addition to another contract - delivering reactive wastewater maintenance services - which we won earlier this year.”

Cath Schefer, Managing Director of MWH UK said: “We’re delighted with our appointment to this framework contract with our partners Esh. It is a great opportunity to bring our complementary capabilities to meet the challenges of AMP6 and the Totex environment. We look forward to working collaboratively with the other framework partners to drive efficiencies and ‘best in class’ customer service.”

John McGovern, Northumbrian Water Group’s Head of Asset Delivery, said: “These partnership agreements clearly demonstrate our commitment to providing our customers, who rely on us every day, with an excellent service and to protecting the environment. The contracts will boost the economy of our region and of the local communities we serve and will also support employment.

“We are working closely with all companies involved to ensure the smooth transition of contracts and we look forward to working with those appointed. Having long-term framework agreements in place will enable better planning, relationship building and the transfer of in-depth knowledge and skills. As a result of the security that this work brings, those who have won contracts will also be able to further invest in their own businesses, people and systems.”

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