WCSEE secures orders from UK utilities

Modular Hybrid-SAF installation

Three UK water utilities have agreed orders with wastewater treatment specialist WCS Environmental Engineering (WCSEE).  

The contracts with Anglian Water, Scottish Water and United Utilities are for the installation of 30 Hybrid-SAF modular biological treatment units.

The orders demonstrate growing demand for WCSEE’s adaptable wastewater treatment technology that gives utilities greater flexibility in meeting the needs of growing populations and tightening regulatory standards. 

WCSEE is working closely with Anglian Water, and its infrastructure delivery partner @One Alliance, on the installation of 18 Hybrid-SAFs (submerged aerated filters) at Dereham and Swanton Morley Water Recycling Centre (WRC) in Norfolk. 

This is an area where the population is predicted to grow significantly, requiring new housing developments.

WCSEE is also providing nine units to Scottish Water, working with ESD, for the upgrade of East Linton wastewater treatment works in East Lothian, which is adapting to increased pressure on the plant due to population growth. 

The third agreement is with United Utilities and C2V+, which requires three Hybrid-SAFs to reduce ammonia levels in effluent discharged at a small wastewater treatment plant in Cheshire, as part of the company’s capital improvement plan. 

The upgrade follows a tightening of the Environment Agency consent. 

WCSEE utility manager Andrew Haywood said: “WCSEE is proud that the Hybrid-SAF technology has been selected by these three utilities to meet their challenges on population growth and the tightening regulatory landscape. 

“WCSEE has long been an approved or framework supplier for Anglian Water, Scottish Water, and United Utilities, and we look forward to developing these relationships further, by working closely with them on these expansion and upgrade projects.”

WCSEE’s patented Hybrid-SAF technology employs a submerged moving-bed and fixed-film reactor, proven to treat wastewater with energy efficiency compared to other submerged SAFs. 

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