International Trade Secretary announces loan for Bluewater Bio’s £28.6m contract with Bahrain Ministry of Works.

UK Export Finance (UKEF) has provided Bahrain’s Ministry of Works with a loan of £27.9 million under its direct lending facility to upgrade a waste water plant in Bahrain. Bluewater Bio’s enhancements follow previous successful work by the company on the plant.

The announcement comes shortly after the chancellor announced an additional £2 billion in direct lending support from UKEF in this year’s Autumn Budget.

International Trade Secretary, Rt Hon. Dr Liam Fox MP, said: “Bluewater Bio is an innovative, company and the continuing demand for its market-leading capabilities shows the value placed on British expertise in the water and wastewater sector across the globe.”

“It also shows how UK Export Finance’s support ensures innovative businesses like Bluewater can take full advantage of international opportunities as we develop relationships as an independent trading nation.”

Fergus Rooksby, Commercial Director of Bluewater Bio, said: “The UK government’s support, through UKEF, has played an important role in helping us secure this second significant contract for Bluewater Bio in Bahrain. Having environmentally friendly technology, backed by UK government support is a winning formula with our ongoing export expansion plans elsewhere around the world. We are delighted the Government of Bahrain has chosen to work with us again as it is a testament to our technology that will benefit the residents and businesses in the Tubli Bay area.”

Simon Martin, HM Ambassador to Bahrain said: “We welcome this development, which is an excellent example of the positive impact – in this case environmental impact – of British-Bahraini collaboration. This project has the potential to improve the lives of countless people living, working and investing in the Tubli Bay area. I am delighted to see UK commercial, technological and financial expertise helping provide a platform for Bahrain and Bahrainis to achieve.”

This press release was first published on Thursday 20th December via the official UK Government website. To read the full article, please click here

Bluewater Bio Wins Fourth Phosphorus Removal Contract with Severn Trent Water

Bluewater Bio Limited, a leading provider of treatment solutions to the water industry, is pleased to announce that Severn Trent Water (“Severn Trent”), through its key capital delivery partner Costain/Stantec (“CiM6”), has selected the Company’s high rate multi-media filtration technology, FilterClear, for the provision of a Tertiary Solids Removal (TSR) plant at Newent WWTW, Gloucestershire. BwB will provide a fully automated FilterClear 4v2340 tertiary solids removal plant which will be required to achieve a Total Phosphorus target of 0.64 mg/l. Newent WWTW is a medium sized works with a population equivalent (P.E.) of 17,500. Once completed, the FilterClear tertiary solids removal plant will be capable of treating in excess of 280 m3/hr, with the treated flow discharging into a nearby tributary of the River Severn.

BwB’s scope will include design, manufacture, supply, installation and commissioning of the new TSR plant, with delivery scheduled for June2019. Using DfMA principles, installation, testing and commissioning on site will be less than one week. The contract marks the Company’s third phosphorus removal scheme with Severn Trent – second with the CiM6 delivery alliance – during the calendar year.

Fergus Rooksby, Commercial Director of Bluewater Bio, commented: “We are delighted to be awarded our second contract with CiM6 to deliver our FilterClear TSR system at Severn Trent’s Newent sewage works. With our installation at Codsall commissioned and producing outstanding results, and a further two installations at Harby and Brockhampton due to come online early next year, we firmly believe our technology is rapidly establishing itself as the go-to solution for low P consents across the UK. With what is our fourth contract with Severn Trent, in a relatively short timescale, and a healthy pipeline of similar opportunities across the UK, FilterClear is demonstrating its low whole life cost benefits in arduous low P applications and offering a robust future proof process solution. We look forward to working with the CiM6 and Severn Trent engineering teams in delivering this FilterClear project.”

FilterClear is both a modular and scalable process, treating flows ranging from 2 L/s to in excess of 1,000 L/s. The technology has a proven track record across multiple applications, both domestically and internationally, having proven to be highly competitive when compared with mono and dual media and other filtration systems. As part of the Chemical Investigation Program (CIP), concluded in 2017, FilterClear was demonstrated to be one of the few technologies to be able to consistently meet the challenging TP target of 0.1 mg/l for this size of works.

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