AMEC and Morrison awarded 200 million fiveyear contract extension by Wales and West Utilities

08/09/2013


London, United Kingdom, (9 September 2013) "- AMEC and Morrison Utility Services have been awarded a five-year extension to the Western Gas Alliance (WGA) mains replacement contract by Wales & West Utilities (WWU).

The contract extension, worth £40 million per year, will run until 2018   and follows Ofgem's Price Control Review which has set financial challenges for each of the eight Gas Distribution Networks. The programme of work will replace 420km of gas mains each year and complete 40,000 customer gas connections.

Graham Edwards, Chief Executive, Wales & West Utilities, commented: "Since the Alliance launched in 2008, there has been a commitment by WWU, AMEC and Morrison Utility Services to build strong working relationships, share best practices and work towards the common goal of delivering the extensive programme of work on time and to budget. There has also been a clear commitment to health, safety and environmental management, and the standard of customer service has gone from strength to strength."

Marc Boulter, Managing Director of AMEC's Transmission and Distribution Europe business, said: "Wales & West Utilities' decision to extend the contract is a reflection of the quality of service provided since the initial contract began. This successful Alliance will remain focused on delivering WWU's business objectives and on meeting their mains replacement programme commitments."

Jim Arnold, Executive Director, Morrison Utility Services, added: "We are very pleased to secure this five-year contract extension that will continue to see all parties working closely together to ensure this vital programme  is delivered successfully across the Wales & West Utilities network.

We will continue to work closely with Wales & West Utilities and AMEC in order to address the new challenges of Ofgem's regulatory RIIO framework which puts safety, customer and innovation at its heart."

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