Software firm wins £5m water contract

A Sheffield-based software company has won two major contracts with Yorkshire Water worth more than £5million.

Wednesday, 15th June 2016, 12:35 pm
Updated Wednesday, 15th June 2016, 12:38 pm
John Philips (Chairman of SEAMS), Mark Turner (Technical Director of SEAMS), Andrew Smith (Yorkshire Water), Joe Roebuck (Analytics Director of SEAMS), Mark Engelhardt (Managing Director of SEAMS)

SEAMS Ltd, based on Napier Street off Ecclesall Road, has been appointed to monitor the performance of its multi-million pound network of pipes.

The deal will enable Yorkshire Water to decide when and where to carry out repairs and upgrades with the aim of improving service levels across the region.

Joe Roebuck, business analytics director at SEAMS Ltd, said: “We are thrilled to be selected by Yorkshire Water to support the organisation in future-proofing the region’s water network and ensuring it’s best positioned to continue delivering the high levels of customer service it’s renowned for.

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“For SEAMS, this contract is testimony to the success and growth we’ve experienced as a company in recent years and we’re looking forward to helping position Yorkshire Water as a world leader in asset management, risk and decision making, showing what can be achieved when two North of England-based organisations work collaboratively for the good of the customer.”

Nevil Muncaster, director of asset management at Yorkshire Water, said: “This is one of many initiatives being undertaken by the company, to ensure we remain at the forefront of industry thinking in delivering the very best service.

“These new processes and systems will support the complex analysis necessary to optimise our multi-billion pound investments in our assets and operations across Yorkshire.”

The company will head up a consortium which includes AECOM, CGI, SWECO and AMCL.