Firms awarded £100m Yorkshire Water contract

Yorkshire Water has awarded its new £100m mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, controls and automation (MEICA) contract to four firms including two based in Yorkshire.

Tuesday, 15th September 2015, 5:00 pm
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The four contract partners include Leeds-based Nomenca and Sheffield-based Cema Clayton Consortium, along with Eric Wright Group and Damar Group.

A key element of the contract, spanning five years, will be to ensure that 720 sewage pumping stations that have recently been transferred to Yorkshire Water are brought up the company’s standards.

Paul Robins, Asset Solutions Manager at Yorkshire Water, said: “Following a 12 month selection period, we are pleased to announce the four contract partners we will be working with us to deliver this new MEICA capital framework.

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“The MEICA framework will provide a fast and efficient delivery route where capital work can go straight into delivery.”

Contract partners will be responsible for providing an innovative and flexible capital procurement approach aimed at reducing costs for customers, plus undertaking administrative, managerial and customer support related responsibilities.

As part of Yorkshire Water’s ‘Blueprint for Yorkshire’, the firm has set out to invest £3.8bn over the next five years to deliver better quality drinking water, cleaner rivers and higher standards of customer service.

The company recently announced a new £113m waste water repair and maintenance contract with Amey Utility Services.