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Atkins has been appointed by Thames Water to provide engineering, commercial and environmental consultancy services under a new professional services framework.

The framework – which runs until approximately 2030 – is central to Thames Water’s long-term strategy to tackle challenges including population growth, climate change and new regulations, whilst keeping bills affordable. 

Atkins will provide a range of technical expertise and services including modelling and identification of water and wastewater service improvement requirements; the development of traditional and innovative asset and operational based management solutions; feasibility studies; investment appraisals; and the design and development of engineering solutions. Atkins’ project and programme management consultants, Faithful+Gould, will be providing commercial services as part of the framework.

Graham Hunt, director for water at Atkins, said: “Thames Water is clear in its ambition – to ensure that all of its customers can enjoy safe and reliable water, whilst limiting their impact on the environment. Our appointment to a number of frameworks will be instrumental to this and will call upon a vast range of our expertise from our modellers to project managers. With decades of experience in working for water utility companies and with a team who thrive on being challenged, we will be able to work with Thames Water to provide forward-thinking practical solutions that deliver lasting value.” 

The framework will support Thames Water’s alliances, whereby industry leading partners have been brought together to deliver up to £4bn of capital investment programmes and network and developer services. 

Atkins plays a key role in delivering technical consultancy services for water and sewerage companies across the UK and abroad. Services include planning, feasibility, design, procurement and construction supervision. Atkins employs 8,900 staff across the UK.


For more information:

Elaine Garner
Marketing and Communications Manager, Infrastructure
+44 2920 358069

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