Portsmouth Water AMP7 Non- Infrastructure Framework awarded to Trant

Portsmouth Water has signed an initial four-year framework agreement with Trant Engineering for the remainder of the water company’s seventh asset management period (AMP7) to 2025, with the option of a five-year extension for the AMP8 regulatory period to 2030. The contract is worth up to £20 million. Scope of work in the non-infrastructure investment programme includes maintenance and new projects for assets above and below ground. Pictured at the signing, from left, are, seated, Bob Taylor, Chief Executive, Portsmouth Water, and, Gerry Somers, Managing Director, UK, Trant Engineering. From left at the back, James Henderson, Director – Process & Water, Trant Engineering, and Mark Mills, Head of Production & Asset Delivery, Portsmouth Water. Protective face coverings were worn inside Portsmouth Water’s head office in Havant, near Portsmouth, where the signing took place. Portsmouth Water supplies clean drinking water from boreholes, springs and a river to 320,000 properties in Hampshire and West Sussex.

May 26, 2021

We are pleased to announce that Trant have been awarded an initial four-year non-infrastructure framework agreement by Portsmouth Water.

The £20m contract to maintain and improve assets above and below ground includes the option of a five-year extension into AMP8.

Portsmouth Water supplies clean drinking water to 320,000 properties in Hampshire and West Sussex, including Portsmouth, Havant, Hayling Island, Emsworth, Chichester and Bognor Regis.

Trant has worked on a number of bespoke projects for Portsmouth Water for more than 15 years, including design, installation and commissioning of water treatment processes.

Bob Taylor, Portsmouth Water’s Chief Executive, and Gerry Somers, Trant Engineering’s UK Managing Director, signed the contract at Portsmouth Water’s head office in Havant, near Portsmouth.

Mr Taylor said: “Portsmouth Water has a laser focus on delivering industry-leading performance - operationally and in customer service - in a dynamic era of water resilience, sustainability, technology and regulatory accountability. Trant Engineering has consistently proved itself to be a leading contractor to the water industry and its collaborative ‘one team’ approach, innovation and can-do attitude has been well received.”  

Gerry Somers said: “We are delighted to have been selected by Portsmouth Water to deliver their AMP7 non-infrastructure projects. This framework award adds to our growing portfolio of UK water clients and reinforces our position as a leading UK process and water specialist. Our Process and Water team will utilise Trant’s in-house design and manufacturing capabilities to maximise efficiency and quality for Portsmouth Water.”  

James Henderson, Director – Process & Water, Trant Engineering, said: “Our cost-reimbursement business model, aligned with collaborative working with Portsmouth Water, means we can efficiently and effectively deliver a programme of maintenance and new works.

“This framework agreement builds upon a long and trusted relationship with Portsmouth Water spanning three decades.”

Scope of work includes water treatment works, pumping stations, service reservoirs, pressure-reducing values, water treatment processes and equipment, boreholes, reservoirs, pumping stations and monitoring equipment and systems.

A series of collaborative workshops with Portsmouth Water and Trant Engineering have already been rolled out successfully, Mr Henderson added.