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Morgan Sindall Group JV awarded £28 million new energy scheme for Yorkshire Water

Morgan Sindall Group plc, the construction and regeneration group, today announces that a joint venture between its construction and infrastructure division, Morgan Sindall, and Grontmij, a leading sustainable design and management consultancy, has been awarded a £28 million contract by Yorkshire Water for the design and build of a pioneering new energy scheme.

The contract, which is worth £25 million to Morgan Sindall, is part of Yorkshire Water’s AMP5 Large Projects framework, to which the Morgan Sindall Grontmij joint venture was appointed in September 2010. The project will be constructed this year and commissioned in early 2013.

The innovative new energy scheme is designed to save millions of pounds in electricity consumption and expenditure. The project will turn waste into a bio-gas, which is then burned to produce electricity. It will be located at the 750-acre Esholt Waste Water Treatment Works, which is one of Yorkshire Water’s largest plants, processing the wastewater for over 750,000 people in Bradford and north Leeds.

Paul Smith, Chief Executive of Morgan Sindall Group plc, said:

“The award of the contract for this pioneering new energy scheme builds on Morgan Sindall’s long-standing relationship with Yorkshire Water and Grontmij, which has been developed over the last two asset management periods. It further reinforces the Group’s position as one of the country’s leading water, energy and infrastructure specialists.”