ESG has been appointed to undertake ground investigation and associated services by Scottish Water as part of a six year contract arrangement.
The deal has been valued at £12M and will support Scottish Water’s six year £3.5bn investment programme for the SR15 period.
Ground investigations are expected to be carried out at over 1,000 locations during the contract period during which ESG will deliver integrated on-site and laboratory services and supply all plant and equipment to complete on-site physical investigations and operations.
ESG has said that it expects to create up to 18 new full time positions as a result of the contract win, including seven technical apprenticeships and two graduate placements.
According to Scottish Water procurement specialist Emma Drysdale, ESG had secured the contract through the value proposed and offer of innovation and access to new technologies.
ESG will work with Scottish Water under the early contractor involvement framework and could be extended by a further six years in one year increments.
“Providing an integrated service offering is a key focus for ESG and securing this contract is testament to this strategy,” said ESG managing director of infrastructure services Jim Murphy. “ESG possesses a wide range of expertise and we always seek to collaborate with partners at an early stage.”