Water & Wastewater Treatment

WWT March 2018

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GAMBICA, the industry body representing the Instrumentation, Control, Automation and Laboratory Technology industries in the UK, has announced the recruitment of Scott Pepper as its new sector head for the Process Instrumentation and Control Sector. Pepper will focus on increasing the representation of the ICA sector in the UK. Richard Price, Southern Water's director of engineering and construction, has concluded his 24-year career with the water company. A chartered civil engineer with a background in operations, asset management, customer excellence and construction, he is also past national chairman of the pipeline industries guild. Environmental services company EnTrade has appointed Natural England's Guy Thompson as its new Managing Director. Set up by Wessex Water in 2016, EnTrade allows buyers and sellers of environmental improvements to create a market for those improvements across water catchments. The Talk: March ROUND UP PEOPLE MOVES 4 | MARCH 2018 | WWT | www.wwtonline.co.uk UU awards biggest Nereda contract United Utilities has awarded a contract that it says will see Europe's largest purpose-built Nereda process plant built at its Blackburn wastewater treatment works. Installation of Nereda technology, an innovative treatment process using granular biomass, is already being installed at three of UU's wastewater treatment plants in the North West. UU said it will be Europe's largest population-equivalent purpose- built Nereda technology solution, with a volume of 72,000m 3 , and that it will be delivered by United Utilities' construction partner LiMA. The project is due to be fully operational in 2021. Water Industry Awards shortlist The shortlist has now been unveiled for the Water Industry Awards, the annual celebration of excellence in the water industry which is organised by WWT and WET News. This year sees 71 entries shortlisted across 14 categories, with the prizes themselves handed out at a glittering black-tie ceremony on Monday 21 May at the Vox, Birmingham. The awards are sponsored by the British Precast Drainage Association, Galliford Try, NM Group and Asset International. View the full awards shortlist at wwtonline.co.uk/awards. Yorkshire Water drives towards renewable energy Yorkshire Water has switched to only using electricity from renewable sources and set wheels in motion for 20% of its operational fleet of vans to be electric by 2020. As the firm aims to shrink its carbon footprint, all the electricity it uses to power its operational sites is now generated from renewable sources, supplied by ENGIE. The company has also bought its first 10 electric vans and by 2020 at least 40 more will be bought to help reduce carbon emissions by 5%.

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