Black & Veatch joins Thames Water’s eight2O alliance

Consultancy Black & Veatch has joined utility Thames Water’s eight2O alliance by combining forces with Costain and Atkins (CABV), one of two design-build joint ventures...

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LONDON, England - Consultancy Black & Veatch has joined utility Thames Water’s eight2O alliance by combining forces with Costain and Atkins (CABV), one of two design-build joint ventures.

The CABV joint venture is involved in the design, construction and commissioning of the creation of new water and wastewater treatment and carriage assets.

The alliance will deliver £1.75bn capital investment programme between 2015 and 2020.

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Above: Don Stevens, left, shakes hands with Thames Water new chief executive Steve Robertson as Michael Dyke, the chief executive of eight₂O, looks on. Back row, left to right, Costain chief executive Andrew Wyllie and Nick Roberts, the chief executive officer of Atkins

Black & Veatch will support all of these activities, with real-time data analysis achieved using the company’s ASSET360™ tool.

CABV will execute asset creation and optimisation projects across Thames Water’s region in London and the Thames Valley.

The other eight2O partners include Skanska, MWH and Balfour Beatty design-build joint venture, technology partner IBM and MWH as programme manager (read WWi article).

Most of the initial investment has been targeted at schemes with the greatest impact on key customer outcomes, such as leakage reduction, flooding and energy efficiency.

The latter includes a large-scale combined heat and power (CHP) programme at wastewater treatmentworks.

Scott Aitken, managing director, Black & Veatch Europe, said: “By providing expertise and tools for gathering and analysing data in real time we help support data and insight-driven service improvements that benefit Thames Water’s customers.

“Efficiency, affordability, customer service and competition are among UK water companies’ greatest challenges. Data is the common thread in meeting these challenges: more data, better data and, most importantly, better data analysis to allow better informed decisions.”

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