Dutch-based consulting and engineering company Grontmij has signed an alliance contract with English water and water recycling company Anglian Water.

Grontmij will work collaboratively with Anglian Water - and other alliance partners - to develop and implement innovative solutions to deliver Anglian Water’s investment plan.

For Grontmij the contract has an annual value ranging from 2.4 to 4.8 million euro a year, for up to 15 years, representing a total worth up to 72 million euro.

Capital delivery partners
Grontmij is one of the first group of capital delivery partners that have been named by Anglian Water in supply chain deals that will be worth 6 - 9 billion UK pounds over 15 years.

The other partners in the first group are Balfour Beatty, Barhale, MMB (a joint venture of Mott MacDonald and JN Bentley), MWH and Skanska.

They will deliver around half of the total investment programme. Black and Veatch has also signed as a reserve partner.

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Grontmij’s role will include enabling activities, procurement, supply chain management and the development of standard products. The alliance will deliver a range of water treatment, water supply and water recycling schemes to maintain and improve Anglian Water’s service to its customers and protect and enhance the environment. 

As one of the leading water experts, Grontmij has unique capabilities to service the full water value chain for utilities in Europe. The consulting & engineering firm brings specialist knowledge from its water centres of expertise tailored to the local market and client needs.

Best of European practice
John Chubb, managing director for Grontmij in the UK said: "We are delighted to be appointed as a partner on this important alliance contract with Anglian Water. Our collaborative relationship with Anglian Water spans 9 years. We are proud of the progress we have made over that period and are fully committed to the future. We will bring best of European practice to ensure we can deliver efficiencies through innovative design so that Anglian Waters customers receive improved services and value. For Grontmij, this agreement means a recognition for its innovative and strong capabilities in all areas of water management."

Framework partners
Grontmij will be working for Anglian Water with other selected alliance partners Balfour Beatty, Barhale, MMB (a joint venture of Mott MacDonald and JN Bentley), MWH and Skanska.

This group of companies make up the first of four alliances to be announced by Anglian Water this year. These alliances will collectively do every kind of work for Anglian Water, ranging from building large new water treatment works to repairing small leaks and connecting new properties to the network.

The supply chain deals across all four alliances will be worth between up to 7 – 11 billion euro in total over 15 years, starting in 2015.

Keep bills below inflation
Chris Newsome, Asset Management Director for Anglian Water, said: "These partnerships are formed on the principles of making our business as efficient as it can be and ensuring our customers are completely satisfied with what we do for them. Our progressive approach to these partnerships is also fundamental to our ability to keep bills below inflation for the six years through to 2020."

Newsome: "We’re committed to investing to combat the challenges our region faces, dealing with a changing climate and a growing population. These investments also support economic recovery and regional growth, delivered in a sustainable way that will benefit the whole of the region Anglian Water serves."

This news item was originally published on the websites of Grontmij and Anglian Water.

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