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Amey secures contract extension with United Utilities

Press Release   •   Dec 11, 2013 12:05 GMT

Amey, one of the UK’s leading public and regulated services providers, has successfully secured an extension until 2020, for their Network Maintenance Alliance contract with United Utilities.

The contract, which is worth £225m, will see Amey help to maintain over 76,000km of sewer pipe, 42,000km of clean water infrastructure, private sewers, manage water diversions and carry out network enhancements for a further five years on behalf of United Utilities.

The services provided are critical for maintaining the clean and waste water infrastructure that serve approximately seven million people and 200,000 businesses in the North West.

Amey recently acquired Enterprise plc who originally held the contract since 2009 and the contract extension will draw on the key successes over the lifetime of the contract including:

  • Customer service improvements – Amey has supported United Utilities to become the most improved water and waste water company by way of reduced complaints and improvements in scores
  • Improved health and safety record - Year on year reduction in Accident frequency rate, RIDDORs and lost time incidents
  • Enhanced cost efficiencies - Innovative ways of working and process improvements has led to year on year cost savings.

Mel Ewell, Chief Executive of Amey, said: “We are delighted that we will be continuing this important relationship with United Utilities, and look forward to providing excellent service delivery to the communities across the North West of England.”

Steve Fraser, Managing Director of United Utilities said: “Amey will play a vital role every day for our 3 million customers keeping the pipes and pumps of our water and wastewater system working. We have a significant amount of work to maintain and improve many parts of our network over the next 5 years and beyond, whilst keeping water bills affordable.”

The contract award comes at the end of a successful year that has seen Amey pick up seven major highways contracts with Gloucestershire County Council, Liverpool City Council, Transport Scotland, the New South Wales state government agency in Australia, the Queensland Government Department in Australia and ASC 6 and ASC 8 with Highways Agency. Deals have also been secured with Welsh Water to repair and maintain around 20,000 km of clean water pipes and install meters across South Wales, and with Severn Trent Water.

AMEY ACHIEVES £190M EXTENSION WITH SEVERN TRENT WATER

Amey, one of the UK’s leading public and regulated services providers, has successfully secured a £190m, five-year contract extension with Severn Trent Water to deliver clean and waste water services to over 4.2 million households and businesses.

Under the contract, Amey will be responsible for carrying out clean water mains renewal and maintenance, as well as delivering sewer upgrades, flood alleviation projects and installing new or refurbishing existing pumping stations.

Amey - which acquired Enterprise earlier this year - has been working collaboratively with Severn Trent Water for 12 years.

Mel Ewell, Chief Executive of Amey, said: “We are delighted that Severn Trent Water has selected Amey to continue the delivery of essential water services across the Midlands and Mid-Wales. We remain committed to working closely with Severn Trent Water to ensure we deliver high quality, efficient and reliable services for our customers.”

Simon Cocks, Waste Water Services Director of Severn Trent Water said: “To deliver our future investment programme on behalf of our customers we need to work collaboratively as One Severn Trent - and that means right the way across our supply chain.

“We’ve developed successful long term relationships with all of our supply chain partners and we’re pleased that we can continue to work together as one team to maximise the benefits of these arrangements.

"The vision for the next five years is all about investing efficiently so that we continue to deliver the lowest bills in England and Wales for our customers and leave a legacy to be proud of.”

The contract extension comes just weeks after the company secured contracts Northern Gas Networks and Welsh Water.

Following Amey’s acquisition of Enterprise earlier this year, the company has combined Enterprise’s utilities knowledge and experience in service delivery with Amey’s asset management capability to offer best value end-to-end services.