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Mott MacDonald Bentley Awarded Core Contractor Role for Severn Trent Water Project

Mott MacDonald Mott MacDonald Bentley, the integrated joint venture between consultant Mott MacDonald and contractor JN Bentley, has been appointed by Severn Trent Water as a core contractor to drive innovation and capital savings in the delivery of their non infrastructure programme in AMP5 and AMP6.*

The contract, worth in the region of £40 million per year over a ten year period, will see Mott MacDonald Bentley undertake the design and construction of non infrastructure schemes across Severn Trent Water's 21,000sq kilometre operating area, which includes the major cities of Birmingham, Coventry and Nottingham.**

Mott MacDonald Bentley director James Harris commented, "This programme of improvement works will not only help enhance levels of service to Severn Trent Water's customers, but will protect the quality of drinking water and the local environment, including the water quality of some major rivers and waterways in England. We're delighted to be appointed on such a significant programme."

As part of the contract, Mott MacDonald Bentley has also been appointed as a select tender list contractor for sewerage projects in AMP5, enabling the company to bid for non-core sewerage projects over the same period. Detailed design for the programme of works will begin in April 2009 in preparation for AMP5, which starts in April 2010, running to 2015.

The programme of work will include enhancements to water and waste water treatment works, sludge treatment works, aqueducts, dams, impounding reservoirs, service reservoirs, sewer flooding protection works and combined sewer overflow improvements.

Notes:

* AMP: Asset Management Period. Investment in the Water industry is planned in 5-year, AMP cycles. The next investment cycle is AMP5 and runs from 2010 to 2015.

** Severn Trent Water provides water services to 7.4 million people and sewerage services to 8.5 million people across a geographical area that spans 21,000sq kilometres from Scunthorpe in the North of England to Gloucester in the South, from Llandidloes in the West to the A1 corridor in the East.

Posted 11/03/09

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