Atkins has been appointed by South East Water to its AMP7 engineering, environmental and asset management investment programme.
The five-year programme will see Atkins apply information-led services to reinforce South East Water’s vision of becoming the water company people want to be supplied by and work for.
Richard Whale, water market director at Atkins, said: “As customer measure of experience embeds in the industry, it is essential that water companies provide a resilient and affordable service. We have committed to helping South East Water achieve this by providing industry leading consultancy support – drawing on the best talent across the industry – that will unlock our shared digital potential and create an innovative partnership with our client.”
South East Water will benefit from Atkins’ digital solutions including #Connect, a platform that enables collaboration with other utilities when planning work to minimise disruption to communities and ASSIST, a cloud-based system designed to increase speed and quality of asset systems, data collection and automated report writing.
David Hinton, CEO at South East Water, said: “Atkins’ appointment is the start of a new and exciting relationship which will help South East Water achieve its objectives for the current period and beyond, including delivering a resilient service for all that enhances both the environment and society. We, and our customers, will benefit from Atkins’ successful track record of delivering innovative solutions to the water industry’s most complex problems, as well as learning best practice from its significant asset management expertise from industries like aviation and rail.”
Atkins will provide the following services across two major lots of South East Water’s AMP7 programme: Engineering, Environmental and Water Resources Delivery Services; and Asset Management, Hydraulic Modelling, Leakage and Programme Assurance Services.
The appointment builds on Atkins’ extensive experience in the UK water market and reinforces its strategic ambition to provide world class digital asset management services.