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175 million euro orders for sustainable water and waste water assets in the UK


Gouda - Imtech (technical services provider in Europe) has obtained orders worth over 175 million euro for sustainable engineering and technology solutions for water and waste water assets for the next phase of the Asset Management Plan for Welsh Water in Wales as well as the technology upgrade to the Crossness and Beckton Sewage Treatment Works in London.

René van der Bruggen, Imtech CEO: ‘Imtech is one of the strongest players in the UK water and waste water industry. In recent years this position was strengthened step by step, through long-term costumer’s alliances, joint venture partnering as well as the technological performance by offering more added value. The new orders for the next phase of the Welsh Water Asset Management Plan as well as the technology upgrade of the Crossness and Beckton Sewage Treatment Works in London are firm foundations for continuity in the coming years in the UK. These assignments are focussing not only on the water and environmental quality, but with the introduction of the Carbon Reduction Commitment 2010 there is the added challenge for long-term sustainable solutions through reducing carbon emissions and energy use. Imtech has a lot of experience in this fields through the delivery of leading innovative technical solutions.’

Welsh Water selects Imtech for next phase AMP 5 contract in Wales
Welsh Water has confirmed that the Imtech framework contract will continue into AMP 5. This is the next five year Asset Management Plan period which runs between 2010 and 2015 for maintaining and upgrading all of the water and wastewater assets in Wales, including the demand that these assets are more adequately protected against surface water flooding. Imtech has been working with Welsh Water since 2000 and this will be the third successive AMP period where Imtech will deliver services in Wales on behalf of Welsh Water and its customers. The contract is to be worth over 100 million euro to Imtech over the next five years and will include sub-programmes of work for process engineering, using multidisciplinary technology solutions and major improvements at sewage treatment works Five Fords, Cardiff, Afan and Nash. Imtech is focussing on introducing energy efficiency measures to drive continuous improvements in asset performance, carbon reduction and HSE management (Health, Safety and Environment). One of the goals for AMP 5 is that companies look to source their energy requirements from renewables where possible, and in fact create renewable energy of their own, as well as reduce their carbon footprint through effective waste management. Imtech has a lot of experience in delivering innovative waste to energy projects.

Thames Water selects Imtech for Crossness and Beckton upgrade contracts in London
Thames Water has appointed Tamesis - a joint venture between Imtech and Laing O’Rourke - as the contractor for a 155 million euro upgrade to the Crossness Sewage Treatment Works on the south bank of the Thames as well as a 150 million euro upgrade to the Beckton Sewage Treatment Works on the north of the river. Both plants are situated on the east side of London. Together these sewage assets serve four million Londoners. The improvements will enable the sites to treat 44 per cent (Crossness) and 60 per cent (Beckton) more sewage than they do now, significantly reducing the amount of storm sewage that overflows into the River Thames during heavy rainfall when the site becomes overloaded. This marks a fundamental step in improving the quality of London’s iconic river. The projects include the installation of wind turbines - the first ever to power British sewage works - that will help generate up to half the energy needed to power the sites. The upgrade will also see new odour controlled treatment processes and environmental enhancements. Both upgrades will be finished at the end of 2013.

The works at Crossness and Beckton are part of a 720 million euro program to improve treatment standards and increase the volume of sewage treated London’s five major sewage treatment works - Crossness, Mogden, Beckton, Long Reach and Riverside. Imtech and Laing O’Rourke are offering multidisciplinary solutions involving civil, mechanical, electrical, instrumentation and control-systems engineering and technology solutions.


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