The contract for a £180 million scheme to construct a two-storey sequential batch reactor plant at the Liverpool Waste Water Treatment Works (LWWTW) has been awarded.
As well installing this new reactor at the disused Wellington Dock, the project also involves upgrades to the existing works in the adjacent Sandon Dock.
United Utilities Group has selected a joint venture between Galliford Try, Costain Group and Atkins to carry out the work.
Galliford Try has been working with United Utilities since 2010 on its AMP5 schemes, which will be continued.
"We are delighted to secure this business from an existing framework client," said Greg Fitzgerald, chief executive of Galliford Try.
"It builds on our track record of delivering both clean and waste water infrastructure projects."
By 1985 the Mersey Estuary had become the most polluted in the UK and the LWWTW has played a significant role in restoring the river to its former glory.
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