Christopher Stewart, Managing Director of IWJS, had this to say about this significant new business with Thames: “This is fantastic news for us all at IWJS. Over the years we’ve built steadily, a solid reputation for service with Thames Water, delivering many key projects for them across our sector. Strengthening on that business, we’ve developed a good relationship with Thames, on major sites such as Beckton in London, which has enabled IWJS to make this leap forward. We’ll now be working as a key trusted partner with Thames Water, in providing comprehensive wastewater services for them over an extensive part of the region.” Christopher went onto say: “Our success in gaining this major new business, was down to the groundwork and dedication of our Business Development Director, Peter Maasz and our IWJS team, in being awarded this important new contract with Thames. We can now look ahead positively to an even brighter future as our growth continues apace. Already plans are firmly in place to develop our capacity to deliver the contract and work ever closer with Thames Water.”
One of the key parameters in winning the contract was recognition of the excellence of IWJS’s technical ability and safety record, scoring 97% in the overall assessment from Thames Water. The contract will see delivery of high value, technically difficult projects, over what will be a long term partnership with Thames. In what is perceived to be more than the usual client /supplier relationship, the contract will see boundaries merging as IWJS works closely with Thames Water, in sharing technical expertise and adopting new innovation in waste water management. The contract will cover all main areas within the Thames Water region from Swindon in the West to Dartford in the South East and including Greater London. To serve the new contract, IWJS will be making significant investment in its fleet, to deliver the additional capacity. With orders placed for top of the range Superflex combis from JHL and further advanced Müller recycler units. Additionally, IWJS will be siting 6 new satellite depots across the Thames region, with more planned as the new contract is successfully rolled out.
Thames Water is the UK’s largest Water Utility, serving over 15 million customers that comprise 27% of Britain’s population. Thames Water supplies 2.6 billion litres (570 million imperial gallons) of drinking water per day and treats 4.4 billion litres (970 million imperial gallons) of wastewater each day.