A consortium involving Mouchel Parkman and Interserve has been named as the preferred bidder in a £400 million deal to carry out water processing work.
Interserve, the infrastructure and facilities management group, and its partners in the KMI Plus joint venture have been named by United Utilities for one of the two places on its Process Partnership Framework Agreement.
The framework agreement, known as process partner framework north, will cover the five-year period 2005- 2010 and includes water and wastewater process work in the north-west of England.
Interserve's share of the £400 million contract is expected to be around £120 million, with work expected to start in April.
KMI Plus is a joint venture between Kier Construction, Murphy Group, Interserve and Mouchel Parkman, formed from the merger of Mouchel and Sutton Coldfield engineering firm Parkman.