Sept. 13, 2013 -- A five-year framework extension has been awarded to Mott MacDonald, in joint venture with contractor JN Bentley, by Yorkshire Water. The design and construction company will help deliver £1 billion ($1.58 billion) of planned investment throughout the next asset management period (AMP6), which runs from 2015 to 2020. This achievement is built on MacDonald's successful work with Yorkshire Water over the last 13 years.
Under the new framework, Mott MacDonald Bentley (MMB) will continue to support Yorkshire Water and help future-proof the company against extreme weather conditions, help to protect the local environment and continue to guarantee a secure supply of drinking water.
James Harris, managing director of Mott MacDonald's water division, comments, "MMB is delighted to continue our collaborative working relationship with Yorkshire Water. Our partnership with Yorkshire Water is acknowledged as one of the most successful arrangements of its type in the industry and has earned the accolade of Yorkshire Water's Best Performing Capital Partner four years in a row. We look forward to providing creative and innovative schemes that will enable Yorkshire Water to improve the water network for the benefit of customers across the region."
Following the formation of the MMB joint venture in 1999, it has developed a strong record for innovation and service in its work for Yorkshire Water. As sole contract partners on Yorkshire Water's reservoirs stream for AMP5, MMB have maximized the benefits of design for manufacture and assembly, implementing solutions which reduce embodied carbon and realized 24 percent cost savings as well as benefits in safety and quality.