UK companies ready to build small Nereda package wwtp plants
Suprafilt, Eliquo Hydrok and EPS have entered into a partnering arrangement with Dutch company Royal HaskoningDHV for the supply of Nereda package plants for smaller works across the Irish and UK water sectors, serving up to 10,000 people.
The arrangement allows the turn-key delivery of this small scale standardized waste water treatment plant in 24 weeks.
Stricter rules for phosphorous removal
The partnership responses to the challenge for UK water companies to meet the new nation-wide Assess Investment Plan AMP 7 (2020-2025). This plan tightens the rules for phosphorous removal on smaller wastewater treatment works. With hundreds of wastewater treatment sites and ecosystems affected, the challenge is huge.
Royal HaskoningDHV developed the new Nereda Package Plants for the biological phosphorous removal at small works serving between 300 and 10,000 people.
The Package Plants have been designed to be manufactured, assembled and pre-tested off-site, which allows for a highly cost-effective implementation, ensuring improved health and safety and an efficient site assembly, even under the current COVID-19 restrictions.
It is possible for a Package Plant to progress from award to full operation within just 24 weeks, with onsite assembly, testing and process start-up taking just four weeks.
The plant can be automated with the Nereda Aquasuite controller for an optimized process control and the support of a virtual operator that never sleeps.
René Noppeney, Global Director Nereda at Royal HaskoningDHV explains: 'With the new AMP 7 phosphorous consent challenges, the timing was right to introduce the Nereda Package Plants. The alternative of continued dependency on high levels of chemical dosing for years to come is simply not sustainable’, says Noppeney.
‘Our Nereda technology provides chemical-free phosphorous removal. We are offering a new delivery model too and have partnered with three leading specialist contractors to ensure fast, efficient and safe delivery to all water companies across the UK.’.