24 Oct 2021


WGM Engineering Ltd and BGEN Ltd (formerly Boulting) have been awarded a MEICA Framework contract with Scottish Water for 2021-2027, with the option of an additional six years post 2027. Scottish Water is forecasting to invest one billion pounds a year, and the initial six-year period is estimated to be worth around £270m for the joint venture.

Commenting on the joint venture success, Ian Mathieson, Managing Director of WGM Engineering Ltd, said: "I am delighted that as a joint venture, we have secured our position on this long-term framework. Working closely with Scottish Water, we are committed to investing in local communities and creating jobs in those communities throughout the period of the framework. We have aligned our ambitions to reduce carbon emissions with Scottish Water, to fully support their Beyond Net Zero Emissions ambition by 2040. Our commitment to innovation, continuous learning and improvement in the way we work, will enhance productivity, reduce cycle times and improve efficiency. We are looking forward to working with Boulting and Scottish Water in a truly integrated and collaborative way over the next 12 years".

Robin Whitehead, Managing Director of BGEN, said: "This award is a huge accolade for our joint venture and recognition of the monumental work performed by our teams leading up to this point. I am incredibly excited to be working in partnership with WGM on this long-term contract with Scottish Water. Through this award, we will be committing to helping address a countrywide water sector skills gap and shortage, giving our existing people and new recruits the opportunity for coaching, personal development and growth, to enable everyone to achieve the very best they can"