Project Pipeline: County Durham and Tees Valley

This work will boost the resilience of supply links between our reservoirs and treatment works in Teesdale, and parts of central and southern County Durham. Our investment will increase reliability, reduce leakage and provide high quality drinking water for customers for decades to come. This phase of the project - Phase 1 - will construct a new replacement pipeline from Lartington Water Treatment Works to Gainford and a new strategic transfer main between Whorley Hill SR and Shildon SR.

Update by Karen Alexander

Good morning,

On Monday night, I’m delighted to say Farrans Construction picked up the Responsible Procurement award at Northumbrian Water’s GEM Awards, in recognition of the social value we’ve been delivering on the Project Pipeline: County Durham and Tees Value contract. Our Project Manager, Steve Coates and I attended the ceremony and were over the moon to be selected as winners from the shortlist.  The photo below shows Steve (left) and I being presented with the award by NWG's Finance Director Matt Williams (right).


Northumbrian Water Group (NWG) has a clear vision to be the national leader in the provision of sustainable water and wastewater services and they acknowledge it’s vital that they work with suppliers who share their drive for excellence while delivering outstanding customer service. They want to recognise the amazing contribution that supply partners play in helping NWG to achieve its vision and celebrate those that are ‘Going the Extra Mile’.

In County Durham and Tees Valley, Farrans is improving the underground network of water pipes, constructing a new 24km, 800mm diameter pipeline between Lartington Water Treatment Works and Shildon via Whorley Hill. The pipeline will cross underneath the River Tees to a depth of 50 metres. Around 200,000 customers will benefit from this work.


Kind regards

Karen Alexander

Farrans’ Community Business Partner


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