Northumbrian Water Group invests £3.5m in IT infrastructure

Northumbrian Water Group has announced a multi-million pound investment in its IT infrastructure.

The Newcastle-headquartered water company signed a contract with IBM United Kingdom Ltd, worth over £3.5m for the tech giant, for the provision of system integration and hosting services over the next 24 months.

Law firm Watson Burton, also based in Newcastle, advised Northumbrian Water Group on the transaction.

Duncan Reid, partner and head of corporate and commercial at Watson Burton, led on the deal with support from solicitor Emma Jackson, a specialist in the tech sector.

Andriy Volkov, the water company’s category manager of development, said: “It was crucial that this contract met all of the needs of Northumbrian Water Group, in line with our goal of becoming the industry leader in the provision of water and wastewater services.

“The contract required specifically negotiated and mutually agreed terms – especially given the significance of the agreement and its long term impact on our asset management operations. The team at Watson Burton helped us to achieve this.”

Duncan Reid of Watson Burton commented: “This investment into its IT infrastructure was a major project for Northumbrian Water Group and we were delighted to be able to bring our commercial and IT sector experience to bear for the company on the associated contract.

“As a law firm we are proud to work with Northumbrian Water Group and to help it move forward in its relationship with IBM.”

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