Arcadis, through its water division Malcolm Pirnie, has secured a $43.4m contract from Henrico County in the US state of Virginia, to implement a regional water supply program in central Virginia area.

Under the contract, Arcadis with its partners will provide permit compliance, engineering, design services and construction support for an intake and pumping station on the James River, and an accompanying dam and reservoir on nearby Cobbs Creek in Cumberland County.

The company’s partners include, Schnabel Dam Engineering, Draper Aden Associates and Kerr Environmental Services.

Malcolm Pirnie was instrumental in laying the groundwork for the Cobbs Creek Regional Reservoir project, assisting the counties in establishing the regional partnership, negotiating river withdrawal conditions and obtaining all necessary permits, the company said.

The new contract is part of a $280m endeavor that will span eight years, when reservoir filling commences.

Malcolm Pirnie senior vice president Sandy Robinson said that the Cobbs Creek Regional Reservoir project will ensure that a growing region in central Virginia will have access to drinking water and that the rural nature of the reservoir host community is preserved.

Arcadis is an international company providing consultancy, design, engineering and management services in infrastructure, water, environment and buildings.