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Barhale secure Thames Water AMP7 appointments

15th May 2020

Civil Engineering and infrastructure specialist Barhale has continued to affirm its water industry credentials by securing its place on Thames Water’s new AMP7 framework.

Barhale has been appointed in two lots, covering the entire Thames Water region, on the UK’s largest water and wastewater services provider’s AMP7 programme. Between 2020 and 2025 Thames Water will invest £2.3bn in its network which serves 15 million people across London and the Thames Valley.

Under Lot 1, Barhale is appointed to the Non-Infrastructure framework with emphasis on capital maintenance and enhancement across many of Thames’ own operational sites, and under Lot 2, to the Infrastructure framework, which includes new installations and capital maintenance of existing key assets. Lots 1 and 2 will be the principal delivery route for the AMP7 Year 1 capital programme.

The award adds to Barhale’s impressive showing in the AMP7 round. It has already successfully extended both of its Anglian Water Alliance Frameworks (IOS – Integrated Operational Solutions Alliance and @one Alliance delivering capital projects) and independently and in joint venture with Doosan, secured new frameworks with both Severn Trent and Yorkshire Water.

Phil Cull, Southern Region Director at Barhale says that the appointments build on the deep understanding and strong relationships developed with Thames since 1985, throughout the  AMP cycles and, while outside the scope of this contract, on Thames Tideway, the utility’s flagship wastewater project through London.

“We have a lot of experience working with Thames Water and have a good understanding not only of the demands placed on the network but also of the operational challenges faced when working in the UK’s most densely populated area,” he said. “We are pleased to be building on that experience with the appointments to the AMP7 framework and look forward to continuing to work with the Thames team over the coming years.”

For Andy Flowerday, Executive Director at Barhale, the awards underline the strength of the company’s reputation for delivery across the sector.

“The appointment to AMP7 is really important for us,” he said. “We already enjoy an excellent working relationship with Thames Water, which I’m looking forward to building on. They have a genuinely exciting forward investment programme, in which we will play an important role as they transform their business to deliver best value, long term resilience and enhanced levels of customer service, benefiting not only direct customers, but also the environment and the wider community, both for now and for the future’’.

 “It also puts a spotlight on the success we have had across AMP7. Strategically, building on our reputation in the water industry is a key driver. This is proof positive that we are fulfilling that aim.”