Team Van Oord listed on £2.5bn Environment Agency framework
The Environment Agency plans to invest £2.5bn over the next 10 years to reduce flood risk nationally and secure wider environmental and social benefits.
The new framework will run from 2013 to 2017 and is divided into four lots: Lot 1 modelling mapping and data; Lot 2 environmental services; Lot 3 engineering and related services; and Lot 4 asset delivery.
TVO has been selected for Lot 4 – asset delivery, which is expected to account for around 75% of the Environment Agency’s capital programme which encompasses consulting, design and construction services undertaken either separately or as design-and-build projects.
TVO is one of six asset delivery consortia who will work to primarily serve the Environment Agency’s flood and coastal erosion risk management function.
These six partners will also be available to risk management authorities, Defra delivery bodies, local authorities, internal drainage boards and the Welsh Government.
An Environment Agency spokesperson said: “The award was based equally on price and quality and meets our objective of delivering the best value to the taxpayer.
“Over the next four years, we will be investing £1 billion to reduce the risk from river and coastal flooding and we are looking forward to working with the new suppliers to help achieve that.”
Maurits den Broeder, chairman of TVO, said: “The four TVO partners already have a well-established track record of delivery to the Environment Agency (EA) over many years. Our combined strengths have ensured regular, improved performance measured against the Environment Agency’s key performance indicators (KPIs).
“Utilising in-house resource, we have the capability to successfully implement any project that becomes available from start to finish – including strategy assessments, environmental assessments, design, construct, maintenance and operational aspects.
“For this latest framework we identified Royal HaskoningDHV as the ideal fourth member of the team. Royal HaskoningDHV brings worldwide experience and a broad range of consultancy disciplines such as planning and transport, maritime and waterways, industry and energy, buildings and water and specialist management services.
“We are naturally delighted to have been selected for this important framework and are looking forward to working with the Environment Agency to further protect communities from the fear and risk of flooding, and to enhancing the natural coastal environment.”
20 June 2013