Who we are
Kier Utilities is a leading utility service provider with the majority of our work delivered within long-term Alliance and framework contracts. Our focus is on delivering efficiently through developing innovative ways of working to ensure excellence in service to our clients and their customers, whilst satisfying regulators demands.
We are renowned for delivering complex projects on time and in budget, protecting our clients’ reputations and ensuring the security of supply and service to their customers. We work with our clients to protect the vulnerable, deliver social value, minimise our impact on the environment and keep our employees and members of the general public safe where we work.
We maintain the same exacting safety and quality standards irrespective of whether we are re-commissioning a gas main, refurbishing a pumping station, laying a 33kV cable, responding to a customer's request for a water connection or installing a Broadband device in a home.
Kier has significant experience of delivering real value to our utilities clients and their customers through sharing our engineering expertise and knowledge of emerging technologies.
Our expertise, includes pumping stations, processing plants, tunnelling, clean and waste water, industrial water networks, metering and water main construction. Our maintenance teams ensure we deliver an efficient water services operation for end users.
Our capabilities extend to cable and connect from LV to 132kV and beyond. We install new underground power lines or poling as well as overhaul and upgrade substations and handle emergency responses. As a forward-thinking business, we are exploring opportunities emerging within the energy market, such as battery storage and electric vehicle charging.
A full range of services on low, intermediate and medium pressure distribution and high-pressure transmission networks. We specialise in distribution operations installing new PE and steel gas mains and undertaking mains replacement, new connections and governor replacement programmes. We also provide above and below ground installations and first call response services with our dedicated team of service engineers.
Our national coverage and depth of logistics and resource makes us an ideal partner to provide a survey, planning, design and build FTTP programme to enable gigabit service provision or be your field force, providing on-time customer-focused engagement to fulfil your service connection promises for broadband or telecoms in complex urban or rural environments.
Multi-Utility Design and Civils Projects
Our capability allows us to alleviate risk in utilities in the enabling and future phases of infrastructure project or land development.
Through our engineering design consultancy, we specialise in mitigating these risks through the delivery of domain capabilities within our Multi-Utility consultancy, delivering design (BIM3) and construction competency combined with leading in-house, civil, mechanical and electrical expertise offering complete solutions to major infrastructure developments and commercial and residential developers where they are challenged by complex urban environments.
A spotlight on our South West Water Framework apprentices...
Delivering a new £27m and 30.5km pipeline for Bristol Water, overcoming biodiversity and sustainability issues, handling the logistics presented by the pipeline passing through five towns and bringing improved water supply to 280,000 customers.
A short-term central London consultancy project turned into a ground-breaking multi-utility project, moving eight utilities to prepare for a new 800-apartment development, setting the standard in how these projects should be delivered in the capital.
Kier has been contracted by Gigaclear Ltd to build a full fibre network to thousands of homes and businesses in the Uttlesford District in Essex as part of Essex County Council’s Superfast Essex Programme.
The 660m horizontal directionally drilled (HDD) gas pipeline river crossing under the River Foyle in Derry, Northern Ireland, is one of the largest of its kind in Ireland. We were involved in the £3.1m project for firmus energy (FE) from the feasibility stage, through detailed design and planning to construction and commissioning.
Kier delivers work for South West Water (SWW) under the ‘MEICA Capital Works Framework’, a multi-disciplinary framework for maintenance, refurbishment and the expansion of water treatment and sewage treatment works.
A high profile 3km route clearance of 1500 utility conflicts through Edinburgh city centre, delivered within budget and achieving all programme milestones, whilst minimising disruption to local businesses and residents.
Kier was selected to construct a new 1,300MW Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) power station at West Burton, Nottinghamshire. The site is adjacent to the River Trent and the existing coal fired power station.
22 successful years of collaborative gas distribution infrastructure. 1st July 1996; the first natural gas pipe was being installed in Northern Ireland by Kier for PNG, the country's first and largest gas distribution business. This Alliance, competitively re-awarded, sets the sector model for collaborative success between Client and Contractor.
A step change in the way DNO capital works and connections are delivered. Together with UK Power Networks and our Alliance partners, we deliver the improvements necessary to achieve OFGEM-mandated outputs in Customer Service, Safety, Sustainability and Network Health and Reliability.
Delivering a 100% BIM3 compliant utilities design at one of London’s busiest interchanges, Bank Station. Serving 73 million passengers annually, situated between London Bridge and the Bank of England.
Supporting firmus energy since 2005 to develop and distribute natural gas across 30 Northern Ireland cities and towns as partner. Kier have to-date laid over 1,600km of pipeline, connecting more than 48,000 customers. Responsibilities include main laying, service laying, meter installs, and uniquely 24/7 emergency gas escape response and maintenance.
Working collaboratively, the IMDS Alliance and the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) improved the method of installing water meters. The new process for Anglian Water’s new smart meters saves time on install and saves end-users water and money through faster identification of leaks and more accurate bills.
Replacing existing ageing centrifuge assets with a, first of its kind, application of the HUBER Q-Press. This improved odour control measures, reduced chemical consumption and halved annual operating costs at Plymouth Central Sewage Treatment Works, as part of South West Water’s MEICA Framework.
Providing a 24/7 reactive service to South West Water during the COVID-19 lockdown to ensure the network could cope with increased water demand. Adopting new ways of working to maintain social distancing.
The RAN (Radio Access Network) is the technology used in the UK to allow mobile phones to transmit and receive data and voice services. Ericsson are a leading provider of RAN access to many of the UK’s mobile networks and in 2013, we were appointed by Ericsson to maintain its RAN assets to keep the UK’s 4G and 5G networks live and operational
" Kier is truly collaborative and very much integrated into our team. The partnership with Kier has really helped the relationship with our customers. Kier works effectively and delivers best cost and that best cost bit is then passed onto to our customers. Kier team are at the heart of all our operations "Director of Customer and Information Services Anglian Water