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Trio consortium works with Irish Water to deliver major upgrade of Dublin Treatment Works

Celtic Anglian Water, Farrans & TES (FAcT3 Consortium) have secured the first of four major upgrade contracts to enhance the level of treatment in the existing secondary treatment tanks at the Ringsend Wastewater Treatment Plant serving the greater Dublin area.

Celtic Anglian Water, the existing operator of the Ringsend WwTP, will work with established partners Farrans Construction & TES Technologies to upgrade the existing secondary treatment stage at the Ringsend plant, which will include the upgrade of the existing 24 secondary treatment tanks to enhance capacity. The upgrade will retrofit advanced process treatment technology into the secondary treatment stage providing an enhanced level of treatment within the existing infrastructure

This is the first of four contracts to retrofit the secondary treatment tanks at the plant with Aerobic Granular Sludge (AGS) Technology.  Works on this contract have commenced and will take approximately 12 months to complete.

Since the existing Wastewater Treatment Plant at Ringsend was commissioned in 2005, the biological and hydraulic loads to the Plant have increased steadily.  The major upgrade that is underway by Irish Water will allow the Ringsend WwTP to treat the increasing volumes of wastewater arriving at the plant to the required standard, enabling future housing and commercial development. The overall upgrade project will deliver, on a phased basis, the capacity to treat the wastewater for a population equivalent of 2.4 million while achieving the standards of the Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive.

Declan Maguire, Managing Director Celtic Anglian Water “We are delighted to be working with our partners TES and Farrans on such a prestigious project, the upgrade of the largest treatment works in Ireland, and one of the largest in Europe. As the Operator of the existing Ringsend Wastewater Treatment Plant, Celtic Anglian Water understand the significance and complexities of this upgrade and will work with Irish Water to ensure it is delivered in the most efficient manner.”

A spokesman for TES said “We are delighted to be awarded this high profile and critically important project by Irish Water. Our consortium is uniquely placed to successfully deliver complex design, build and operate project of this nature. We look forward to collaborating with our consortium partners and with the Irish Water team, in order to successfully deliver this project and provide the Greater Dublin area with the wastewater treatment plant it requires to meet future growth projections.”

Neil Sturdy, Farrans’ Regional Director, said “We have been pleased to support Irish Water over many years and, along with our partners, this appointment continues that successful relationship.  This innovative scheme will build on Farrans’ record of delivering major infrastructure across Ireland and we thank Irish Water for entrusting this regionally significant project to our joint venture.  These are challenging times for the economy so it’s encouraging to see public sector projects such as Ringsend being given the green light.”

Notes to Eds

Celtic Anglian Water

Celtic Anglian Water (CAW) is an Irish based wastewater contract and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Anglian Water – one of the UK’s largest water companies. CAW is a proven leader in the provision of innovative water, wastewater and resource recycling solutions for a range of sectors which include municipal, industrial and commercial industries in Ireland. From design and engineering to construction, through to site operation and management, CAW has a proven track record in the provision of Lean water and wastewater solutions that increase efficiency, reduce carbon footprint and minimize operational cost for our customers.

For more information please visit www.caw.ie

Farrans

With operations across the UK and Ireland and employing over 500 people, leading building and civil engineering contractor Farrans Construction has significant experience of working on projects of all sizes across a wide range of sectors.

Farrans is part of the Northstone Group which in turn is wholly owned by CRH plc, the global building materials group with an annual turnover of €28billion. The Civil Engineering division of Farrans operates in five key sectors of Roads & Bridges, Water, Marine, Renewables and Horizon.  In the Water sector it has delivered high profile projects across Ireland and the UK and is currently working for a number of water companies including Irish Water, Northern Ireland Water, Anglian Water and Affinity Water.

For more information visit www.farrans.com

TES

TES are one of Irelands leading process MEICA engineering contractors; specialising in delivering complex water and wastewater treatment projects throughout the UK, Ireland and Internationally. They provide mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, control, automation and process solutions to clients, utilising in-house resources. TES offer clients a 360-degree package of complimentary services from Project Management, to Process Design and Automation using the latest BIM technology to design, construct, install and commission complex water and wastewater treatment projects.

For more information please visit www.tesgroup.com

Alpheus crowned winner of ‘Best AD/Biogas Support’ category at the ‘2020 AD & Biogas Industry Awards

Alpheus Environmental is thrilled to announce it has won the ‘Best AD/Biogas Support’ category at the 2020 AD & Biogas Industry Awards’, hosted by ADBA, (The Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association), for its’ work in supporting Glenmorangie distillery in Tain, Scotland.

ADBA, an internationally focused industry body, said it was “an excellent example of supporting the biogas industry operationally. Great job!” The Best AD (Anaerobic Digestion)/Biogas Support category was the most hotly contested of this years’ awards, with seven other companies also shortlisted for it.

Chris Deadman, Operations Director for Alpheus, said: “This is a fantastic win. Winning this award is testament to a lot of hard work and dedication – from winning the contract in the first place, to delivering the transition and start-up, to providing ongoing and consistent excellent levels of service, which required top focus and dedication every single day.

“Not all contracts can get this kind of recognition, but our success here absolutely reflects the hard work put in by everybody every day to deliver great service and solutions for customers. The techniques, procedures, safety attitude and professionalism we’ve employed at Glenmorangie, and to administer the contract, have all been honed by our employees over many years across the different parts of our business, including Operations, Waste Management & Recycling (WMR), and the office teams.

“The whole of Alpheus contributed to this success in some way, either by being directly involved or by doing their jobs professionally and delivering as a team.”

Alpheus have been running the Anaerobic Digestion (AD) plant at Glenmorangie distillery since January 2020. Ed Thom, Glenmorangie Distillery Manager, said: “Since starting, Alpheus has exceeded our best expectations as a partner in running our AD plant”.

Alpheus looks forward to continuing its’ partnership and work with Glenmorangie distillery

For further information, please contact: Marcus Green, Alpheus UK O&M Manager

Email: mgreen@alpheus.co.uk

Celtic Anglian Water gears up for growth with major appointments.

Celtic Anglian Water (CAW), the water solutions company which provide treatment services across Ireland, has signalled ambitious growth plans with the announcement of a raft of new appointments and promotions.

With four new starts and three promotions, the Irish design, construction, and operations company which operates on sites across Ireland including in counties Dublin, Sligo and Waterford, intends to target the ever increasing commercial and industrial sector in Ireland in addition to continuing to operate large municipal treatment works.

The company also intends to double the number of engineers and technicians it has working for it over the next five years in order to achieve ambitious growth projections.

CAW, which is part of the Anglian Water Group, intends to bring the latest technology and operating practices developed across the Group’s Innovation Hub’s to industrial water sector in Ireland. The Anglian Group has a long and well-established record of delivering innovative, cost effective, and reliable water solutions to large water users across the world, and CAW, the Irish based subsidiary, intends to draw on this international experience.

Operating for over 20 years in the Irish market it currently operates one of the Europe’s largest wastewater treatment plants at Ringsend in Dublin, treating over 50 per cent of Ireland’s wastewater.

Appointments and promotions:

  • Darren O’Reilly joins the company as Industrial Business Development Manager where he will bring his considerable experience of serving large industrial customers to bear by promoting a suite of the latest water technologies and solutions to customers.
  • Ciaran McCausland has been promoted to the CAW Board as Technical Director and will aim to build upon CAW’s leading technical expertise in the Irish water sector and grow the company’s footprint in the industrial sector.
  • Elizabeth Cohalan is appointed manager of the new Mobile Engineering services team for CAW. In this role Elizabeth will be leading a new team increasing the scope of the engineering solutions which CAW can deliver in-house to clients, from design phase right through to civil, mechanical, and electrical finish out.
  • Clare Duggan is to be promoted to Senior Project Manager within the engineering team. Clare joined the team as an engineer in 2015 and currently manages all co-ordination on behalf of CAW for the major upgrade works at Ringsend.
  • Jack Mills is promoted from Project Engineer to Project Manager with the CAW Projects Team, having joined Celtic Anglian Water in 2016. He has managed a number of upgrade projects at the Ringsend and Waterford Wastewater Treatment Works. Jack has a Degree in Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering from Trinity College Dublin.

New starters at Ringsend are as follows: 

  • Daniel O’ Kelly has joined CAW in a new role as Instrumentation, Control and Automation (ICA) Technician. Daniel is a fully qualified technician with extensive experience in installing, commissioning and maintaining electrical equipment and instrumentation. Daniel has worked in Ireland and Australia.
  • Thomas Murray has joined as an Industrial Electrician. Thomas is a fully qualified electrician with extensive experience in installation and maintenance of electrical equipment. Thomas has worked in Ireland and Australia.
  • Paddy Barry has joined as Maintenance Fitter. Paddy is a time served Fitter and Welder and has worked extensively in the engineering industry in Ireland

Commenting on the appointments and promotions Declan Maguire, Managing Director of CAW commented:

“We have set some ambitious growth plans as a company and in order to deliver this are delighted to announce this, the first phase of new appointments and promotions to facilitate this growth”.

“These include some incredibly talented individuals, a number of whom boast considerable international experience.”

“The high calibre reinforces the fact that we an excellent company to work for, with a clear focus on health and wellbeing and personal development, and we are always on the lookout for new people to join us. Over the next five years will be seeking to double the amount of engineers and technicians we have working for us in order to facilitate our growth projections.

“Investing in people has paid incredible dividends, with the improved wellbeing of staff boosting motivation, reducing absenteeism and increasing staff retention. It has also boosted employee relations and assisted in making us more attractive when it comes to staff recruitment.”

Alpheus/CAW

Don’t get left behind: future-proof by outsourcing your water management

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Wave

Joint venture between business arms will create a new water and wastewater retailer.

Anglian Water Business (AWB) and NWG Business (NWGB) have teamed up to create a new retailer of water and wastewater services to non-household customers in Scotland and England. The new business will be called Wave.

AWB have already established a foothold in the already competitive Scottish water retail market, where Wave will continue to operate and grow.

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