TES have recently been awarded onto a new Irish Water Framework for the provision of Major Process, MEICA and DBO works related to the Water Treatment network in Ireland.
Irish Water was founded in 2013 and brought the water and wastewater services of the 31 local authorities together under one national service provider, it is responsible for the delivery of water services to approximately 80% of the population. Decades of under investment, combined with a lack of planned asset management and maintenance programmes had led to a legacy of deficiencies in treatment plants and networks.
At the beginning of 2015 it was estimated by Irish Water that there were 121 drinking water treatment plants, supplying 940,000 people, that required major upgrading to avoid drinking water contamination. In addition 23,000 people were on boil water notices and at least 180,000 properties were at risk of not meeting the EU guideline on the maximum levels of lead in drinking water.
The new framework agreement is part of the current Irish Water seven year plan to correct the decades of under investment and to provide a modern water treatment network able to meet the requirements of both current and future generations. TES are also on the Irish Water Minor MEICA works framework and have successfully completed a number of projects for Irish Water since their inception.
Commenting on signing the new agreement TES Chairman, Brian Taylor said “TES are delighted to have been given the opportunity to play a significant role in the improvement of Ireland’s Drinking Water network and look forward to working closely with the Irish Water team and other delivery partners over the coming months and years.”
TES are continuing to grow and have a wide range of positions currently available. To find our more about the opportunities available please visit our current opportunities page.