Thames Water appoints Mott MacDonald and Jacobs as Technical Partners

Mott MacDonald and Jacobs have been chosen by Thames Water, the UK’s largest water and waste utility, as technical partners to assist in the implementation of the water company’s $5.9 billion (£4.7B) future asset investment programs within its Strategic Resource Option (SRO) framework.

This framework will play a key role in shaping the execution of future asset investment initiatives aimed at enhancing water supply resilience in London and its surrounding areas.

The SRO technical framework will support three major water infrastructure projects crucial for ensuring water security in the south of England: the London Water Recycling project, South East Strategic Reservoir Option, and Severn to Thames Transfer projects.

Over the course of an eight-year professional services framework agreement, Mott MacDonald and Jacobs will provide a variety of technical, engineering, environmental, regulatory, and planning consent services to progress these projects from development to implementation.

Richard Risdon, Managing Director UK & Europe at Mott MacDonald, expressed his satisfaction with the appointment to this Framework, highlighting the track record of both Mott MacDonald and Jacobs in delivering top-notch services to the UK water sector.

He looks forward to further collaboration with Thames Water to introduce innovative solutions for the benefit of the communities they serve.

Kate Kenny, Senior Vice President at Jacobs, emphasized the combined global expertise of Jacobs and Mott MacDonald in handling complex water infrastructure programs, along with their UK planning experience to offer innovative support.

As the demand for long-term integrated water management solutions grows, they are committed to working closely with Thames Water to address some of the most pressing water resource challenges in the UK.

Both companies bring together leading capabilities across the entire water and project lifecycle – from planning and consulting to design and technical expertise.

Having been involved in the initial stages of developing the SROs, they possess a deep understanding of the strategic context, requirements, and design foundations of these projects.

Mott MacDonald and Jacobs have collectively delivered over 100 development consent orders (DCOs) in the UK water sector, including projects like the Thames Tideway Tunnel – the first project in the sector developed under the UK’s Specified Infrastructure Projects Regulations and one of the largest DCO projects in the UK water sector.

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