Subject to appointment for individual projects, Grontmij will provide consultancy services and technical advice from April 2011 to facilitate delivery of Northumbrian Waters’ £1.5 billion (€ 1.77 billion) capital investment programme. The work will include feasibility, design and commissioning support, calling on the expertise of the Grontmij civil, process and MEICA specialists* from project inception through to operational handover.
The framework will potentially run until 2021. To demonstrate its commitment to Northumbrian Water, the intention is for Grontmij to invest in opening a new office in the North East of England.
Sylvo Thijsen, CEO Grontmij N.V.: ‘This is a very exciting appointment and a further testament of our leading skills in the water industry. With our strong focus on knowledge, references, skills and expertise we are able to support Northumbrian in further strengthening their business. We are looking forward to working for and together with Northumbrian.’
John Chubb, Managing Director Grontmij United Kingdom: ‘I am delighted that Grontmij has been appointed to the framework. Our significant framework wins throughout the water industry, coupled with many years of knowledge and expertise in a wide range of skills, mean we will start 2011 in a strong position in the market. Our challenge now is to bring our considerable expertise and innovation to Northumbrian Water to enhance their business. We are dedicated to delivering true added value to Northumbrian, and indeed the UK's water companies, throughout 2011 and beyond.’
* Mechanical, Electrical, Instrumental, Controls, Automation (MEICA) specialists
Notes to the editors
Grontmij is a leading sustainable design, engineering and management consultancy active in the growth markets of water, energy, transportation and sustainable planning and design. At the core of our business is the principle of sustainability by design that is a leading value proposition for our customers. Grontmij is the fourth largest engineering consultancy in Europe with almost 300 offices across the region and a further 50 offices globally. We have nearly 11,000 professionals around the world.
Our value chain of services stretches from major renewable water and energy infrastructure through designing efficient and environmentally-sensitive mobility and transportation networks to shaping our urban and green living spaces.
Whilst we are approaching our 100th anniversary, and benefit from the experience nearly a century provides, we prefer to look to the future to enhance the world we live in. By applying sustainability considerations to all our design, consultancy and management services right across the value chain, our highly-skilled, expert people are able to create lasting solutions that plan for, connect and respect the future.
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