One of the world’s largest engineering firms has secured a contract to re-design the water infrastructure of an entire country.

The equivalent of over half a billion dollars will be spent to bring Scottish water into the future. 

Global giant AECOM has been awarded the six-year, $666 million project, in a joint venture with Morrison Utility Services dubbed the ‘Caledonia Water Alliance’ (CWA).

The works will include management, design and construction of facilities for the water network across the whole of Scotland. It will reportedly include new assets, renewals, modifications, maintenance and refurbishment of water networks and pumping stations.

“We look forward to working with our new alliance ...They will help us deliver the next stage of our continuing investment in water and waste water infrastructure,” said Geoff Aitkenhead, Director of Asset Management, Scottish Water.

Charles Morrison, Chief Executive, Morrison Utility Services, said: “We are delighted that the Caledonia Water Alliance has been chosen as preferred bidder by Scottish Water to support the delivery of the water infrastructure element of its capital investment programme.

“This joint venture with AECOM will provide Scottish Water with a fully integrated business model which is ideally structured to support Scottish Water’s relentless focus on driving up standards in safety, customer service, efficiency and innovation.”

Graham Howells, Managing Director of AECOM’s water practice said the company was “confident that together we can set a new benchmark in market-leading solutions for Scottish Water.”