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WWT September 2017

Water & Wastewater Treatment Magazine

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Mike Woolgar has become water strat- egy director in WSP's energy and industry team, based in London. He brings many years of expertise having joined the company from Atkins, where he was the water market director and latterly chairman, energy and water, in the infrastruc- ture advisory business Atkins Acuity. Market Operator Services Limited (MOSL) has ap- pointed Jim Keohane as its new chairman, following a competitive recruitment process. Keohane, who has more than 30 years of business experience in the energy, utilities and aviation sectors, succeeds former chairman Andrew Pinder, who passed away in April. Ofwat chief executive Cathryn Ross is to leave the regulator at the end of the year to take up a senior position at BT. Ross has led Ofwat since October 2013, seeing through a significant period of change which has included the 2014 price review and the opening of the business retail market for water and wastewater services. The Talk: September ROUND UP PEOPLE MOVES 4 | SEPTEMBER 2017 | WWT | www.wwtonline.co.uk Contract awarded for continuous THP Contracts have been awarded for the development of an advanced anaerobic digestion plant near Stoke-on-Trent which will include a type of thermal hydrolysis never used before in the UK. Doosan Enpure has been awarded the design and build contract worth more than £20M for the project at Severn Trent Water's Strongford Sewage Treatment Works. Doosan will be working collaboratively with its partners, North Midland Construction (NMC Nomenca), and Dutch technology provider Sustec BV, which will be supplying its Continuous Thermal Hydrolysis Plant (cTHP) - Turbotec - for the first time in the UK. MP petitions EA over hard water Trudy Harrison, Conservative MP for Copeland in Cumbria, has launched a petition on behalf of Lake District residents asking the Environment Agency to allow United Utilities (UU) to continue extracting water from Ennerdale until the completion of its Thirlmere project in 2022. Harrison launched the petition a er UU began blending Ennerdale water 50-50 with water from boreholes, in order to meet EA's limits on abstraction. She said she had been inundated with correspondence from residents complaining about the taste of the harder water. Guernsey to phase out membranes Guernsey Water is planning to move away from the use of membrane filtration for its water treatment in favour of conventional methods, a er deciding the former is proving too expensive. The channel island's water company will close one treatment plant which uses membranes, Longue Hougue WTW, and bring a disused former works at Juas Quarry, Vale, back into operation with the addition of a new ultraviolet sterilisation system.

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