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Thames Water confirm Clancy on £1bn alliance contract


Clancy Docwra will form a joint venture with Kier Group to deliver part of the Thames Water AMP6 investment programme. KCD (Kier Clancy Docwra) are scheduled to begin work in April 2015 on a framework that will run for an initial five years, with an estimated value of £500m. The agreement also has options to extend to fifteen years.

The contract includes the option to extend the arrangements to the AMP7 and AMP8 business plans, while KCD may also be required to deliver elements of the current AMP5 programme.
The scope of the alliance includes the full range of services, which will be delivered by KCD and the second joint venture team Agility. The project includes clean water network repair, rehabilitation and maintenance and leak detection, along with constructing new water mains. It will also consist of managing the logistics and scheduling of programmes, as well as developing customer and stakeholder services.
The announcement concludes a successful 2014 for Clancy Docwra, who also secured major new contracts earlier in the year with Anglian Water and Southern Water plus a substantial extension with South East Water.

Kevin Clancy, Joint Chairman of Clancy Docwra commented, “We are thrilled to have been chosen by Thames Water to form part of this new alliance. Water-related works have been at the centre of our business since it was founded in 1958. We have enjoyed significant nationwide success in this area and have forged strong working relationships with key clients in the sector – successfully delivering many clean water and waste water contracts, from construct only to design and construct.”

The Kier Clancy Docwra (KCD) bid focused on leveraging the two teams’ combined expertise, having already worked together on substantial Anglian Water contracts, including the new planned programme for AMP6. The bid also demonstrated the ability to offer a breadth of services and best practice, alignment to strategic aims and having multi-disciplinary design and delivery capability, which were all key requirements for Thames Water.

Thames Water Managing Director of Wholesale Water, Bob Collington OBE, said: “KCD and Agility will join the Thames Water family, working alongside us and our other partners in this, and our eight2O alliance, to deliver our AMP6 programme and beyond. “We strongly believe these two alliances will create aligned goals and objectives throughout the supply chain, standing us in the best possible position to deliver our customer and stakeholder promises.” Collington said the alliance and eight2O will jointly agree processes for work allocation based on “best customer outcome and cost”. He added: “I am determined to ensure that investment and delivery are customer-focused at all times. By bringing greater innovation to process and techniques, I hope we can build on the past to improve performance further in the future.”
The contract will start in April 2015 following a mobilisation period which begins in January 2015.

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