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AtkinsRéalis Stantec JV wins place on Thames Water Technical Partner Framework

Thames Water has implemented a Technical Partner Framework procurement exercise to support the delivery of its Strategic Resource Options (SRO) Programme

AtkinsRealis Stantec JV wins place on Thames Water Technical Partner Framework

The proposed Strategic Resource Options (SROs) form part of the company’s draft Water Resource Management Plan, which include a potential new reservoir in Oxfordshire and a new river abstraction point on the River Thames supported by water recycling. The framework will give Thames Water access to professional support services worth up to £300m as it works to advance a number of strategic projects to address future water supply challenges.

In response to the announcement, Mike McNicholas, Managing Director for Infrastructure at AtkinsRéalis, and Mark Tindale, Water Strategy Director at Stantec said:

“The plan from Thames Water is the largest strategic water resources programme in the country and will secure resilient water supply for millions of customers and stakeholders in the south and southeast of England, for generations to come. Over the next decade, the sector’s ability to get water to the right place at the right time, will be a defining issue for the UK’s resilience. Delivering SRO projects efficiently is the most crucial challenge. It requires cross-sector working, meaningful knowledge-sharing, and impact-led collaboration.

“We are looking forward to continuing our relationship with Thames Water on this new framework, where we will demonstrate our breadth of expertise in the sector in terms of delivering on all aspects of major infrastructure projects and working collaboratively to achieve delivery of the programme of SROs.

“We’re delighted that the AtkinsRéalis Stantec Joint Venture has been appointed to this Technical Partner Framework and we are looking forward to blending our unique expertise and resources to support these groundbreaking projects for the customers of Thames Water.”

As part of this recent procurement exercise, Thames Water said it has sought to work with partners that demonstrated extensive experience in developing and supporting large complex infrastructure projects in the current UK planning environment.


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