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Scottish Water unveils new partners in £560m deal

Glencorse reservoirScottish Water has appointed a joint venture of Galliford Try, MWH Treatment and Black and Veatch as preferred bidder for a £560m infrastructure deal.

The ESD (Efficient Service Delivery) JV will work on reservoirs, water treatment works and pumping stations over the next six years.

It is the third alliance partnership to be announced by Scottish Water for its 2015 to 2021 investment programme, which will upgrade and maintain assets.

A further announcement of local contractors around Scotland to support the investment plans is expected to be made in a few weeks.

ESD will take on 15 modern apprentices in the first year with six in each following year. It will also employ 10 graduates in the first year with four in each following year.

Scottish Water announced last year that Caledonia Water Alliance, a partnership of Morrison Utility Services and Aecom, would be its infrastructure alliance partner.

It also said aBV Alliance, a partnership of Amey and Black and Veatch, would be its waste water infrastructure alliance partner.

Rural framework partners, to be announced later this spring,

Greg Fitzgerald, Executive Chairman of Galliford Try, said: “We are delighted to have secured such a substantial amount of long-term business in a key sector for us.

“We look forward to building on our relationship with Scottish Water and bringing the benefit of our experience of collaboration across the UK water sector to Scottish Water and its customers.”

Picture: Glencorse reservoir


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