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MWH Treatment secures key role on Scottish Water framework


MWH Treatment (MWHT), together with partner Galliford Try, has successfully secured a six-year contract extension on Scottish Water’s non-infrastructure framework for the Strategic Review 2021-27 (SR21) investment programme.

MWHT, a sector leading solution provider operating across the UK water industry, will be working in a 50:50 joint venture with construction group Galliford Try to deliver a £700 million water and wastewater non-infrastructure programme between April 2021 to March 2027.

The six-year contract will see MWHT employees working with Galliford Try to support the capital delivery functions of Scottish Water, providing process design and build solutions for water and wastewater treatment works across Scotland.



“We have been working in collaboration with Scottish Water since 2015 and there is clear advantage to building on our ongoing partnership, especially as it continues to move towards an even greater level of strategic maturity and alignment,” says Mark Allan, MWHT’s Director of UK Operations.

“This contract extension will provide even greater value for customers, collectively utilising our digital strategy to drive efficiency in all stages of customer engagement, solution development and end user experience. We will be increasing efficiency whilst reducing both cost and time, whilst also benefitting the environment as we collaborate with Scottish Water in its drive to zero carbon.

“We are proud to continue working closely with Scottish Water to ensure delivery of resilient, reliable clean and wastewater services to its customers across Scotland.”

Every day Scottish Water delivers 1.4 billion litres of drinking water, and removes, treats and returns around 1 billion litres of wastewater safely to the environment – serving 2.56 million households and more than 152,000 businesses premises.

MWHT currently works in a joint venture partnership with Galliford Try and Binnies called ESD (Efficient Service Delivery) that was formed to develop, design, manage and deliver Scottish Water’s Quality and Standards IV (Q&SIV) SR15 non-infrastructure programme.


“This award is a fantastic achievement and reflects the commitment and dedication of our talented people in Scotland and across our business. MWH Treatment is in a strong position to support Scottish Water in their investment programme, extending the relationship up to 2027,” said Paul Bresnan, Managing Director at MWHT.

Paul Bresnan, Managing Director


It is a fully integrated joint venture, combining the experience, expertise, people and systems of the partners, to form a single integrated team delivering as ESD. The current SR15 portfolio is £550 million spanning six years. ESD will have delivered over 150 projects for Scottish Water by the end of this period.

Throughout SR21 the water sector is stepping forward to respond to the increasing challenges from climate change, population growth, and increasing customer expectations, while improving affordability of an essential service.

“To continue working with Scottish Water demonstrates that we remain a partner of choice. With our proven capacity, capability and existing relationship with Scottish Water we are ready to take on the challenge of the SR21 regulatory programme. Working together with Galliford Try we will take on this challenge with pace, productivity and programme intensity,” added Bresnan.