This service builds upon our Irish Design-Build-Operate (DBO) concessions, where we manage the operation of over 200 water and wastewater facilities for local authorities and industrial customers. During these concession contracts, typically spanning 20 years, we often remain responsible for environmental performance. We now also offer a similar service in the UK on an extended commissioning and maintenance basis, where a client requires the transfer of operational and environmental risk to a suitable partner.
Whilst the Irish DBO model is not directly transferable to the UK Regulated Water market, we do believe the Operation and Maintenance (O&M) of bundles of low-risk, small-to-medium sized assets can be outsourced successfully.
Outside of the regulated water sector, EPS Water is already building a portfolio of wastewater treatment O&M contracts on developer schemes, including former Ministry of Defence sites, and at private commercial and industrial facilities. Many of these contracts include capital maintenance & refurbishment works, ongoing operations and risk management to form secure, long-term and effective Design-Build-Operate packages.