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Thames Water could spend €60m on automation in new framework agreement

03 July, 2013

The UK’s largest water utility, Thames Water, is looking to invest up to €60m on control and automation systems and services under a new framework agreement. The utility says it expects to spend €25–60m during the 84 months of the agreement.

A tender, published in the EU’s Online Journal, reveals that the framework covers controls and automation systems and services for the whole of Thames Water’s operation, which includes nearly 400 process works and more than 2,500 pumping stations, and serves more than 14 million customers.

The framework is split into two lots. The first covers control and automation systems including low-voltage control systems such as motor control centres. It also includes control system design, integration and commissioning. Suppliers will need to be able to handle projects worth up to £3m.

The second lot covers control and automation support services and includes the upgrade and maintenance of existing systems. It may also include PLCs, HMIs, Scada systems, electrical site work and the installation of instrumentation.

Thames Water serves more than 14 million customers

Essentially, the second lot covers basic system integration, excluding the supply of low-voltage assemblies. Individual jobs will typically be below £20,000.

The new framework agreement will supersede existing agreements. Any agreement will be awarded initially for three years, with the option of extending it biannually up to a maximum of seven years. 




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