Firms to assist wastewater treatment works expansion

13 April 2015 Consultancy.uk

Consulting firms Mott MacDonald and Hyder Consulting have been appointed by the Laing O’Rourke Imtech joint venture to assist in the expansion of the UK Davyhulme wastewater treatment works. The Hyder-Mott MacDonald joint venture will provide design and project management services.

Davyhulme wastewater treatment
The Davyhulme treatment works is the largest wastewater treatment works in the north west of the UK, serving a population of more than one million people, and is the site where modern wastewater treatment, specifically the aeration settlement process, was invented over 100 years ago. To further advance wastewater treatment, the site needs to be upgraded to adopt modern design and construction techniques, including building information modelling (BIM) and design for manufacture and assembly (DfMA).

Mott MacDonald and Hyder Consulting - Wastewater

The modernisation of the treatment works involves remediation of previously abandoned land in advance of the construction of six circular primary settlement tanks (PST) and one large activated sludge plant (ASP) with 10 circular final settlement tanks (FST). The work is expected to provide significant environmental benefits for the site, improving the outflow, and subsequently the quality, of water entering the Manchester Ship Canal. 

To execute the expansion, United Utilities appointed the Laing O’Rourke Imtech (LORI) joint venture, which in its turn hired the Hyder-Mott MacDonald joint venture to assist with design and project management services. Rob Dunstan, technical director with Hyder-Mott MacDonald joint venture, says: “The Hyder Mott MacDonald JV is delighted to be collaborating with LORI on this prestigious project.  The approach to the design will be industry leading and will make full use of BIM technology to ensure a world class solution that stands the test of time.”

The expansion of the Davyhulme wastewater treatment works is expected to be finalised in 2018.

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Capgemini provides IT services for BAE Systems Maritime-Submarines

24 April 2019 Consultancy.uk

BAE Systems Maritime-Submarines has confirmed a five-year contract with Capgemini to take over the provision of a spectrum of IT services in the UK. The deal will help BAE Systems Maritime-Submarines reduce the cost of IT from its base in Barrow-in-Furness in Cumbria.

Since the firm’s UK profits were found to have halved in 2018, Capgemini has been working to improve its offering and attract new clients. In the summer, the global IT services consultancy combined a number of its creative wings to form Capgemini Invent, while a deal with Amazon Web Services enabled the firm to improve its cost-saving digital offering to clients looking for IT outsourcing work.

In the last year, Capgemini has subsequently won a series of contracts leveraging its IT delivery services on behalf of a variety of entities. The firm partnered with Statoil to deliver digital innovation across the company, as well as taking a role to innovate the fan experience of the Rugby World Cup 7s tournament, and replacing Atos as the IT services provider of McDonald’s

Capgemini provides IT services for BAE Systems Maritime-Submarines

Now, the firm has continued this surge of new business with the confirmation of a partnership with BAE Systems, which will see Capgemini collaborate on a key defence contract. Capgemini’s five-year contract with BAE Systems Maritime-Submarines will see Capgemini take over the provision of a spectrum of IT services for the BAE wing in the UK, including service orchestration, networking, hosting, end-user computing, DevOps, reporting and analytics, automation, and a digital service desk.

BAE Systems has been looking to improve its bottom line in the UK in recent years, and the move is aimed at transforming its Maritime-Submarines business IT delivery, allowing the company to take advantage of innovative digital technologies, create better user experiences, ensure high service availability, and reduce the cost of IT, from its base in Barrow-in-Furness in Cumbria. Capgemini’s IT solution was selected because of its ability to support the company’s evolving requirements, including the need to further enhance the responsiveness of the IT service, and effectiveness and agility of the delivery model.

Stephen Cole, CIO, BAE Systems Submarines, said, “As we embarked on this critical programme for our Submarines business that will deliver improved agile digital services, world-class service transformation and orchestration capabilities underpinned by very strong references were essential in our selection process. We are confident that Capgemini met these requirements and is the right partner for us. The team really understands where we are trying to get to as a business and its collaborative approach alongside its commitment to developing skills in the local area were paramount to our decision.”

Paul Margetts, Managing Director, UK Business Unit at Capgemini, added, “We are delighted to expand upon our business relationship with BAE Systems. Having worked with the company over the past four years, we have seen the tremendous opportunities for change that this programme presents and are hugely excited to be part of the journey at BAE Systems Maritime-Submarines, to help the company make a step change and satisfy new business requirements. We also look forward to increasing our involvement with the local North West community and Barrow in particular.”