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Clancy to double size of Scottish business following Scottish Water win


Clancy has secured a major new framework with Scottish Water which will see the independent contractor double the scale of its operations in Scotland.

The business has been awarded the Lot 1 maintenance and repair contract for the new Scottish regulatory period – SR21 – covering both the water and wastewater networks. The framework is valued at £35 million per annum and is due to run until 2027 with the option to extend for a further six years.

The framework builds on Clancy’s longstanding relationship with Scottish Water since 2000. The business has delivered water maintenance and repair services across the country during the current regulatory period, as well as securing additional projects including to address pressure points within the waste network.

Clancy will partner with Scottish Water to support its roadmap to radically transform delivery of its services to support a ‘flourishing Scotland’ – recognising the opportunity for the water sector to play a critical role in addressing the climate crisis by reaching net zero by 2030, while also investing in economically resilient communities and a network that offers value for customers.

A new localist operational model will be rolled-out across the framework to bring greater efficiency and value for customers, support the reduction of vehicle emissions and build local skills bases within communities across the country. The ambition for the framework is that work will be delivered by locally-based, multi-skilled and directly-employed teams – all benefitting from the business’ centralised services for training and health, safety and environmental quality management.

Ciaran Kennedy, Director for Scotland at Clancy said that the framework would set a new bar for the management of water networks by focusing on social and environmental value:

“Working with Scottish Water, our shared ambition is not only to shape a world-class water and wastewater network, but to do so in a way that helps it achieve its ambitions of delivering excellence and value for customers, becoming net zero and building economic resilience. By adopting a localist model, we are seeking to fundamentally change the skills and economic landscape for Scottish utilities – creating green jobs that benefit communities across the country.

“For our own business, we have the opportunity to leverage our unique model to meet these goals – investing in the future by focusing on direct employment, in-house training and skills development, and new plant and systems.

“We are extremely excited by the opportunity, and look forward to building on our longstanding partnership to deliver a step change for Scottish Water.

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