Water & Wastewater Treatment

WWT June 2017

Water & Wastewater Treatment Magazine

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WRc, the innovation consultancy in the water, gas, waste and resources sectors, has appointed Martin Baggs as a non-executive member of its board. One of the best known figures in the water industry, Baggs recently stepped down as chief executive of Thames Water, a er leading the water company for seven years. Severn Trent has named Neil Morrison, currently Director for Strategy, Culture and Innovation at Penguin Random House UK, as its new HR Director, replacing Evelyn Dickey, who will be retiring. Morrison has previously held senior HR roles at FTSE 100 companies such as the Home Retail Group and Rentokil Initial. The Talk: June ROUND UP PEOPLE MOVES 4 | JUNE 2017 | WWT | www.wwtonline.co.uk South West Water fined £2M over employee death Second Nereda plant for UU United Utilities has awarded its second contract for a Nereda plant, only months a er awarding what was then the UK's biggest at Kendal WwTW. The technology will be installed at Morecambe WwTW as part of a £70M upgrade at the site aimed at improving local bathing waters. The 50 ML per day plant at Morecambe will be bigger than the 42 ML per day installation at Kendal, and its construction follows an inten- sive review of the technology applicabil- ity in the UK market. The scheme will be delivered by United Utilities' construc- tion partner C2V+. Failing to ensure the safety of an employee who drowned in a sand filtration tank has led to South West Water being fined £1.8M and ordered to pay £41,000 costs by Truro Crown Court. Robert Geach had been working alone and drowned a er falling into a filtration tank at SWW's Falmouth Wastewater Treatment Works in December 2013; the alarm was raised when Geach failed to respond to calls from South West Water's control room. Judge Robert Linford ruled that the company failed to ensure his safety and had ignored previous advice on potential dangers. Scottish Water completes £16M WTW upgrade Scottish Water has completed a major upgrade of Muirdykes Water Treatment Works which will benefit more than 84,000 people in parts of Renfrewshire. The utility has invested £16M in improvements at the works near Howwood, involving the installation of a new filtration building and process to reduce the risk in the network of discoloured water caused by naturally- occurring manganese. Market Operator Service Limited (MOSL) has named Chris Scoggins as its chief executive. He will take up the post in early June, succeeding current chief executive Ben Jeffs. Scoggins has worked at board level for more than 15 years, and was most recently chief executive of National Rail Enquiries.

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