• by Trevor Loveday

South West Water appoints Stantec to new strategic consultant role for AMP7

South West Water has appointed Stantec UK to its newly created post of Strategic Consultant in a review of its engineering delivery alliance H5O was formed in 2009.

Stantec will work with South West Water’s Engineering, Asset Planning and Operations teams “for K7 and beyond” while “assisting the delivery partners as appropriate.”

The review of H5O carried out over the past year, has includes the addition of six other new partners to plan and execute South West’s capital programme for AMP7. They are: North Midland Construction, Kier, Nomenca, Northavon Group, Tecker, and ChandlerKBS.

The framework period is reported as covering five years with an option to extend it to up to ten years.

The appointment of a second delivery partner is currently under consideration.

Kier, Nomenca, Northavon Group and Tecker, will be responsible for the design and construction of all mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, control and automation aspects of South West’s capital programme and support operations on a reactive basis. South West’s cost manager ChandlerKBS will maintain and update cost models for the alliance.

The reviewed alliance succeeds an arrangement comprising involve two contractors, Balfour Beatty and Interserve, and two consultants, Arcadis and Pell Frischmann. North Midland Construction will work alongside Balfour Beatty and Interserve to complete some legacy projects by March 2020

South West Water’s managing director, Dr Stephen Bird, said: “We’d like to thank our current partners – Balfour Beatty, Interserve, Arcadis and Pell Frischmann – for their invaluable contribution over the years. “In preparation for the challenges that lie ahead, the alliance is evolving to meet the needs of our business and the communities we serve," he added.