Ensuring a secure, reliable water supply to its 9 million customers across London and the Thames Valley

Every day, Thames Water supplies around 2.6 billion litres of drinking water to 9 million customers across London and the Thames Valley.

In 2013, Balfour Beatty, in joint venture with Skanska and MWH Global (SMBJV), was selected as one of two partners to deliver Thames Water’s AMP6 Alliance for Capital Delivery.

The SMB joint venture will play a key role in delivering one of the largest and most varied water infrastructure programmes in the UK, providing design-and-build solutions for the development and delivery of the £2 – £3 billion alliance programme.

The contract began in May 2013 with the 23-month Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) phase, in preparation for the start of AMP6 delivery which runs from April 2015 to March 2020. This is a fantastic opportunity for us to work closely with Thames Water, providing advice based upon our in depth knowledge of delivering similar water contracts and to support our client in making the best investment decisions.

The scope of works includes clean water network repair, rehabilitation, maintenance and leak detection, along with wastewater and water connections for developers, new sewers and mains, as well as planning and design work.

The work carried out by Balfour Beatty as part of the Alliance (now known as eight2O) will ensure that Thames Water can continue to provide the secure, reliable water supply to its 9 million drinking water and 15 million wastewater customers across London and the Thames Valley.

1.2 million
The number of manholes in the Thames Valley region
9 million
The number of drinking water customers in London and the Thames Valley
31,300
km of water mains
109,000
km of sewers
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