...and seven years of engineering
IN ADDITION to the dredging contract, the Canal & River Trust has signed a new seven-year contract for almost 1,000 pieces of mechanical and electrical engineering across the waterways network.
The contract has been awarded to AMCO, replacing separate current contracts for mechanical and electrical maintenance, water and automation, and covering maintenance, renewal, replacement and upgrades.
CRT said that a single contract would mean “major advantages in terms of improved efficiency and customer service”. The individual items covered range from individual opening bridges and mechanised locks up to large structures including the Anderton Boat Lift and Tees Barrage.
Announcing the contract, CRT’s Asset Delivery Director Simon Bamford said that the “engineering masterpieces” of their day needed “a dedicated team of engineers to look after them” and the contract would play a major part in keeping the waterways “open and running smoothly”.