C2C Changes To Severn Trent Costain

15 January 2013

Costain is entering a new chapter of its long-term Aquatrine PFI contract as it uses the project as a base from which to look for new business.

Aquatrine got underway in March 2005 when Costain and Severn Trent put together a Special Purpose Vehicle, C2C, and won the contract to supply water and wastewater services to around 1,300 Ministry of Defence sites across the North, East and South-East of England.

The contract runs to 2030. C2C is responsible for some 4,000 assets and the services include the delivery of over 7 million m3 of water per year, continuously collecting and disposing of sewage and surface water, and ensuring the water is safe by taking over 70,000 samples each year. The works comprise a mix of capital expenditure, operations, maintenance and customer billing.

The early years saw considerable investment spent on bringing the water network up to a modern standard and it met the Government target to cut water consumption by 25 per cent by the year 2020 in 2009 – over a decade ahead of schedule.

Now, a joint venture, Severn Trent Costain, has been launched on the back of Aquatrine to serve the commercial and industrial market sector. Severn Trent Costain combines the skills and experience of these two companies, operating across Great Britain to provide complete water and wastewater management services for commercial and industrial high volume water users.

As part of this, C2C will be rebranding its operating companies, C2C Water and C2C Services which will become respectively Severn Trent Costain Water and Severn Trent Costain Services.