Water & Wastewater Treatment

WWT February 2018

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Gavin McCann has been named Business Development Manager for drainage and groundworks contractor Jet Aire Services to drive continued growth in the North East region. McCann brings a wealth of industry experience through senior roles at various construction and drainage companies, including Operations Manager at GSH. Affinity Water has appointed former E.ON UK plc Chief Executive and Chairman Tony Cocker as its new independent Chairman. Cocker, who succeeds Dr Philip Nolan, had worked for E.ON for 20 years and is currently Chair of the renewable energy generator company Infinis Energy Management Limited. Rachel Fletcher has taken over as Ofwat's new Chief Executive, replacing Cathryn Ross. Fletcher had been at Ofgem since 2005, leaving a role as Senior Partner for Consumers and Competition. Her appointment follows the departure of Cathryn Ross to BT as Director of Regularatory Affairs. The Talk: February ROUND UP PEOPLE MOVES 4 | FEBRUARY 2018 | WWT | www.wwtonline.co.uk A Welsh Water sewer operative has invented a range of tools to retrieve tricky items that block the sewers on a regular basis. The company said that Geraint Williams's toolkits, which include a claw tool that can grab items like wet wipes and a magnetic jet head that can retrieve metal rods, have saved over £1M so far. Microbeads ban comes into effect A UK ban on the manufacture of products containing microbeads has come into effect to help prevent them entering aquatic environments. The tiny pieces of plastic, added to rinse-off products such as toothpastes and shower gels, can cause serious harm to marine life, with billions ending up in the ocean every year. Dr Sue Kinsey, Senior Pollution Officer at the Marine Conservation Society, said: "This is the strongest and most comprehensive ban to be enacted in the world." Welsh Water acquires Cardiff food waste recycling plant Welsh Water Infrastructure, a part of the not-for-profit Glas Cymru group that includes Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water, has taken ownership of a food waste anaerobic digestion (AD) and composting plant in Cardiff as part of its plans to further develop its waste and renewable energy business. The plant is located within the company's Cardiff Wastewater Treatment Works, and already supplies the site with renewable energy. With this investment in food waste digestion on the site, around 50% of the energy used by Cardiff Wastewater Treatment Works is now generated by the company through sustainable, renewable generation. New £4M treatment works complete in Scottish Highlands Scottish Water customers in Stoer and the surrounding area in the West Highlands are benefitting from a new water treatment plant. The £4M project was carried out by Scottish Water's alliance partner ESD and contractor Ross-shire Engineering. The nano- filtration membrane treatment plant was built at Ross-shire Engineering's facility in Muir of Ord. DRAGONS' DEN Here is the new design. Any enquires should be sent to: sean.austen@ksb.com 01278 458 686

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