‘Over the past three years UPL has acted as an agent for Severn Trent to manage the company’s electrical connections in the north area, where we were experiencing performance concerns with the DNO. Over this period we have found their approach to be robust and challenging. UPL has, in many instances, identified and delivered significant savings. Such an example includes the £18,000 recently recouped when a DNO failed to provide a timely connection at Stoney Stanton, which then required a temporary generator to commission the
Ranjit Singh Seehra, Capital Programme Manager; Severn Trent Water
Severn Trent Water Limited is part of the global group Severn Trent Plc. Severn Trent Water provides water and sewerage services to more than eight million customers across the heart of the UK, supplying nearly 2,000 million litres of water each day through 45,674km of pipelines, and operating more than 1,000 sewage treatment works.
Severn Trent Water operates a number of plants – including pumping stations, groundwater sites and treatment facilities. Each of these sites requires considerable electrical power in order to function fully.
Prior to engaging the services of UPL, Severn Trent Water was managing the electrical Distribution Network Operators (DNOs) directly. However, organising connections, disconnections, diversions, upgrades and service alterations for the company’s sites was proving demanding, costly and time-consuming. Over the past three years, UPL has provided specialist project management services to oversee all of Severn Trent Water’s electrical requirements at sites throughout their north-western and eastern regions. Severn Trent Water has also enlisted UPL’s value engineering services in order to assess power requirements and deliver cost-effective design solutions for their large-scale plants.
UPL has been working with Severn Trent Water since 2005. Our dedicated value engineering and project management teams saved the company more than £40,000 in the first year alone, and identified further potential savings in excess of £100,000 over the course of the last three years.