Mott MacDonald Bentley (MMB) has been named as one of four Capital Delivery Alliance Partners that will help deliver the AMP6 (Asset Management Plan) and potentially AMP7 Capital Programmes for Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water.
The new contract is expected to run until 2025, with a review in 2020.
MMB, the integrated joint venture between global consultant Mott MacDonald and civil engineering and construction contractor JN Bentley, signed the framework contract following a successful competitive procurement process.
Each Capital Delivery Alliance Partner comprises a construction and a consultancy capability – an arrangement that is ideally suited to MMB.
Work will initially be awarded to three of the successful tenderers, with the fourth being held in reserve. As one of the three being awarded work, MMB will focus on waste-water non-infrastructure in year 1 of AMP6. This will see MMB undertake the design and construction of projects across the whole of the Welsh Water region.
Although projects will vary in value, the AMP6 programme is anticipated to be largely maintenance led with the majority of projects being of lower value, largely between circa £100k – £1.5m.
The total annual value of work delivered by the Alliance collectively will vary in each year of the AMP period, and is anticipated as being around £500m across the AMP6 period. As such the agreement is expected to be worth approximately £30million per year in direct revenue to MMB.
Welsh Water, MMB and the other successful Partners will work collaboratively in the AMP6 Capital Delivery Alliance. This will include being part of a co-located Integrated Solutions Team (IST). The IST will be responsible for taking a long term view of the AMP6 programme, identifying opportunities, developing innovative solutions and project bundling.
The core aim of the AMP6 Capital Delivery Alliance will be to deliver Welsh Water’s capital programme efficiently and provide sustainable outcomes for Welsh Water’s customers and the environment.
News of this contract award follows the recent announcement of MMB’s successful appointment to United Utilities as a Construction Delivery Partner.
Bidding and Strategy Director Steve Tetlow said, “Mott MacDonald Bentley are pleased to have been selected by Welsh Water as a Capital Delivery Partner. We have a long tradition of working collaboratively to deliver innovative and efficient solutions by being involved early in projects, when the solutions to business needs are being developed.
“As such, Welsh Water’s overall approach, and their use of an Integrated Solutions Team, ideally suits our capabilities and skills.”