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Enzen Global, in partnership with Sapphire Utility Solutions, will be enabling the UK’s largest gas distribution network to deliver a safer, more resilient and more sustainable gas supply for future generations in the West Midlands.

Cadent has awarded the joint venture the management of capital project execution as part of the Construction Management Organisation contract covering the West Midlands region as part of its £600m contracts to manage its asset investment programme for the next ten years.

The partnership will enhance Cadent’s mains and service network infrastructure over the course of a decade. Through a dynamic, best-in-class operating model based on our unique delivery capabilities, digital transformation expertise and innovative solutions in process efficiency, the joint venture will enable Cadent to meet its regulatory requirements year-on-year and achieve long-term value for consumers in more than two million homes.

"The confidence that Cadent has shown in the grant of this contract has made us extremely happy and is a confirmation of our breadth of knowledge and deep expertise in the utilities network and construction management domain. We arrive with next-level innovation and process efficiency to steer Cadent through its regulatory and business commitments, while building a best-in-class operating model. We are confident in deploying a safe, resilient and customer-centric delivery engine. We will remain committed to delivering on the promise we have made to Cadent for the entirety of the contract and look forward to becoming an integral part of an exceptional team."

Sanjay Neogi, Head of UK and Europe for Enzen Global

The joint venture, managing the capital project execution, will increase efficiency through the utilisation of advanced technology, automation and the integration of industry best practices from around the world . This programme, which will play a key role in Cadent’s transformation, includes replacing more than 300 kilometres of assets in the region every year for the next decade.

"We are delighted to have been selected as Cadent’s partner of choice. This award is a testament to our fresh thinking, collaborative mindset and ability to develop innovative approaches that will allow us to support Cadent in meeting its annual commitments. Through the introduction of a new dynamic operating model, we will safely deliver services that delight customers and create a legacy for future generations in the local communities that we serve."

Colin Kelly, Managing Director for Sapphire Utility Solutions

The joint venture will work collaboratively with Cadent’s investment planning office and local delivery partners to deliver regulatory outputs for up to ten years.

Published: 14 Jul 2020

Last updated: 15 Jul 2020