Suttons Tankers has landed a major ten-year contract for the transportation of bio-resources for Yorkshire Water.

The Widnes-based company, which operates a fleet of 700 tankers, has been appointed by Yorkshire Water to help it deliver on its commitment to OFWAT to be the UK’s market leading bio-resources provider by 2025.

Bio-resource services cover wastewater sludge transport, treatment, recycling and disposal.

Suttons Tankers won the deal on the back of its ability to provide an efficient, safe and bespoke solution as well as a commitment to provide continuous improvement and an innovation-led operation throughout the contract.

Suttons’ solution will also reduce Yorkshire Water’s costs and its environmental impact, resulting in nearly 10,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions saved each year.

Michael Cundy, MD at Suttons Tankers said: “We are delighted to have been awarded this contract with Yorkshire Water which demonstrates the divisional strategy of expanding into alternative sectors.

“We are looking forward to driving efficiencies for Yorkshire Water and contributing to their commitment to OFWAT.”

Ben Raistrick, at Yorkshire Water, added: “Suttons Tankers’ ability to build a bespoke solution which added value to our business and drove efficiencies for our customers was a key factor when awarding them the contract.

“The agility and expertise of the team assured us that the operation would be safely carried out with service excellence.”