7th February 2018
Glan Agua Farrans JV (GAFJV) has been awarded Lots 2 and 3 of the HS2 Process and Network Modifications Frameworks for Affinity Water, with a total estimated value of £29 million.
HS2 is the proposed new high-speed rail link from London to Birmingham and beyond, which will bisect Affinity Water's supply area.
The framework will provide crucial upgrades of existing treatment infrastructure to facilitate the construction of HS2.
For instance, the Lot 2 works will require the design and installation of modifications of up to five treatment sites primarily to deal with the risk of increased levels of chalk turbidity as a result of HS2 construction and on-going maintenance.
Lot 3 works will include the design and installation of modifications to two existing groundwater abstraction sites.
David Parr, Farrans Procurement Director, explained that "the award builds on Farrans growing reputation in the GB water market, supporting our long-term strategy."
"We are confident our JV offers the right mix of capabilities to deliver such a key framework and we look forward to working closely and collaboratively with Affinity Water and HS2 Ltd to achieve this”.
Karl Zimmerer, Glan Agua’s Managing Director, said: “Glan Agua is extremely proud of the award of this contract and it marks a significant step for our growth ambitions for the UK.
"We understand how crucial this project is for Affinity Water and HS2 Ltd and believe that collaboration will be key to achieving the successful delivery of the framework objectives.”