Kill, Co. Kildare, Ireland, 23 June 2022 - Kier BAM Joint Venture (JV) has secured a place on Northern Ireland Water’s £1.2 billion Major Project Partnership Framework (MPPF). The JV has been appointed to Lot 2, the highest value Lot on the framework.
The MPPF will deliver large, high complexity projects (over £10 million in value) on water and wastewater infrastructure and non-infrastructure assets across Northern Ireland. Typical projects include upgrades to above and below ground assets, such as clean and wastewater treatment works, pumping stations and network mains. The framework will run for an initial four-year period, with the option to extend by a further four years.
Andrew Bradshaw, Group managing director at Kier Utilities, said: ‘Our Utilities business has a longstanding presence in Northern Ireland and working in joint venture with BAM, we will utilise the combined skills and expertise to deliver important new infrastructure for Northern Ireland Water and the communities they serve.’
Alasdair Henderson, Executive Director BAM Ireland, added: ‘This framework marks the beginning of a great journey for the Kier BAM Joint Venture and Northern Ireland Water. Both partners collectively bring invaluable knowledge and proficiency to sustainably enhance the capacity and reliability of Northern Ireland’s vital water and wastewater infrastructure for generations to come.’
Paul Harper NI Water’s Director of Asset Delivery, said: ‘Kier BAM Joint Venture is one of many local companies on this framework and we are delighted to welcome all the companies on board. The framework will support the delivery of numerous major outputs within the Capital Delivery Business Plan, enhancing the capabilities of both local and national companies. We are committed to the highest standards of water and wastewater services, and look forward to working with all of our partners to deliver a sustainable, world-class service to our customers.’
The MPPF framework award builds on Kier’s presence in Northern Ireland, supplementing existing major gas contracts with firmus energy, Phoenix Gas and SGN. The collaborative JV also enhances BAM’s current portfolio in Northern Ireland, which includes the delivery of vital healthcare and road infrastructure projects.