H.M Government of Gibraltar has today awarded an Advanced Works Contract to the joint venture (the "Joint Venture") between NWG Commercial Solutions Limited ("Northumbrian Water") and Modern Water Services Limited ("Modern Water").
This covers the design and survey work required for final planning and environmental approvals as well as preliminary site works.
These are the final steps before work can commence on the overall project, which is for the design, build and operation of the wastewater treatment plant, to treat all of Gibraltar′s urban wastewater as well as storm flows for the entire population of Gibraltar.
Following the formal tender process, the Joint Venture was announced as the preferred bidder for the project. On completion of the design and build phase of the project, by Modern Water, Northumbrian Water will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of the plant for 20 years. The operation and maintenance of the wastewater treatment plant will be undertaken via a sub-contract by AquaGib, Gibraltar′s water company, which is a joint venture between Northumbrian Water and HM Government of Gibraltar.
Graham Southall, Northumbrian Water′s Group Commercial Director, said: "We are delighted to announce such a significant step towards delivering this important project for the people of Gibraltar. Together, with Modern Water, we now look forward to working closely with the HM Government of Gibraltar to finalise the main Design, Build and Operate contract."
Commenting on the project The Hon Prof John Cortes, Minster for Education, Heritage, the Environment, Energy and Climate Change said "I am delighted to be able to announce this important step forward for this vital project, which honours the commitment made by this government. On a personal note, as an environmentalist, I take huge pride in being a part of leading the further development of Gibraltar′s environmental credentials and the delivery of Gibraltar′s wastewater treatment works."
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Notes to Editors: Northumbrian Water Limited supplies 2.7 million customers in the North East with both water and sewerage services, trading as Northumbrian Water, and 1.8 million customers in the South East with water services, trading as Essex & Suffolk Water.
In the most recent survey by the Consumer Council for Water, Northumbrian Water was named the UK′s most trusted water company by its customers. 2017 also saw Northumbrian Water named the world′s most ethical water company for the seventh successive year and Utility of the Year at the Utility Week Awards, for the second time in four years.
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