Water & Wastewater Treatment

WWT October 2016

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4 | OctOber 2016 | WWt | www.wwtonline.co.uk Industry news October Black & Veatch has joined Thames Water's eight2O alliance by combining forces with Costain and Atkins in CABV, one of its two design- build joint ventures. The company was welcomed on board the alliance in a special ceremony at Thames Water's Reading headquarters, attended by senior directors in the alliance, including Thames Water's new CEO Steve Robertson and Don Stevens from Black and Veatch. Robertson said: "It is a pleasure to welcome Black and Veatch on board. The company's expertise and capability will make a vital contribution to delivering the objectives of the eight2O alliance." The CABV joint venture is involved in every element – design, construction and commissioning – of the creation of new water and wastewater treatment and carriage assets for Thames Water. In addition, it is responsible for optimising the performance of new and Black & Veatch joins eight2O Alliance Contract Tracker Anglian sets up IT alliance Anglian Water, Atos, capgemini and cognizant have teamed up to form an It alliance worth £100M over its eight-year term. the new IS Alliance will enable Anglian to develop technology solutions for its business and deliver them quickly and efficiently. The alliance is based on a mutual gain principle, with each organisation having strong incentives to collaborate, said Anglian. Scottish Water opts for ArcGIS Scottish Water has selected esri UK's ArcGIS enterprise platform to expand and improve how geographic data is used across its business. replacing a legacy system that had become difficult to update and adapt, ArcGIS will consolidate all users onto a single platform, in a project going live in Spring 2017. Veolia's Actiflo set for Horsley Veolia Water technologies has been awarded a contract to supply Actiflo turbo technology for primary clarification at Northumbrian Water's Horsley water treatment works (WTW).The Actiflo was selected following on-site pilot trials which demonstrated the ability of the process to operate at water temperatures as low as 1 o c whilst still achieving tight water quality targets. existing assets. Black & Veatch will support these activities with real-time data analysis achieved using the company's ASSET360 tool. Black & Veatch has taken the place in the eight2O alliance vacated by Veolia, which withdrew in May 2015 following a change in company strategy. Don Stevens, Black and Veatch executive managing director, Water – Europe, Middle East and India, said: "We have worked with Thames Water for more than 20 years. Today we welcome the opportunity to make a contribution to eight2O, among the most innovative delivery alliances to date." Scott Aitken, managing director, Black & Veatch Europe, added: "By providing expertise and tools for gathering and analysing data in real time we will help support data and insight-driven service improvements that benefit Thames Water's customers. "Efficiency, affordability, customer service and competition are among UK water companies' greatest challenges. Data is the common thread in meeting these challenges: more data, better data and, most importantly, better data analysis to allow better informed decisions." CABV will execute asset creation and optimisation projects across Thames Water's region in London and the Thames Valley. Its work will complement the the other eight2O partners, which alongside Thames Water include the Skanska, MWH and Balfour Beatty design-build joint venture, technology partner IBM and MWH as programme manager. Most of the initial investment has been targeted at schemes with the greatest impact on key customer outcomes, such as leakage reduction, flooding and energy efficiency. The latter includes a large- scale combined heat and power (CHP) programme at wastewater treatment works. £600M The estimated cost of end-of-pipe treatment to remove metaldehyde from drinking water in Anglian Water's region, according to the company. Anglian is pressing for alternative catchment-wide solutions and greater collaboration from agriculture to remove the pesticide. Kelda Group, the parent company of Yorkshire Water, has launched a new player in the non-household water market, called Three Sixty. The new firm, to be led by Robert Marrill (pictured, centre), promised to take a 'distinctive approach' to the new market which opens in April 2017 by offering value- added services to businesses.

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