Category: Media Coverage

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

ERWAT shares new thoughts on wastewater (IMIESA)

Tumelo Gopane, Managing Director, ERWAT

 IMIESA spoke to Tumelo Gopane, managing director, East Rand Water Care Company (ERWAT), about the company’s future strategy and its pivotal role in changing the landscape of wastewater treatment in South Africa.

Home to more than 3.5 million residents, the City of Ekurhuleni is Gauteng’s third largest metro and a strategically important one, with its economy largely driven by agriculture, manufacturing and mining. Ekurhuleni’s approved Aerotropolis Master Plan is also strategically important, driving the vision of becoming an Aerotropolis City.

ERWAT Projects

Within its own organisation, ERWAT has embarked on various upgrade initiatives, as well as longer-term plans to rationalise its treatment plants down from the current 19 to around 9… “In the meantime, Tsakane is currently being commissioned and features the use of Bluewater Bio’s proprietary HYBACS activated sludge process, supplied and supported locally by Headstream Water. ERWAT reports that the Hybacs ‘plug-and-play’ system is running optimally, using 60% of the electricity for the same quantity of wastewater and a third of the physical footprint.”

This article is an extract taken from an interview with Tumelo Gopane, Managing Director, ERWAT, which appeared in IMIESA Magazine in May 2018. To read the full article click here

South West Water selects Bluewater Bio’s HYBACS for Cornish sewage treatment plant (Filtration + Separation)

South West Water Ltd is to install Bluewater Bio Ltd’s HYBACS® process to upgrade its Newquay sewage treatment works (STW) in Cornwall, UK.

The STW, which serves Newquay, Crantock and Porth, has a catchment area covering a major tourist destination with popular beaches. Built in the 1990s, the existing plant treats a resident population equivalent (PE) of approximately 55 000. During the busy summer months the works can receive an additional 40 000–50 000 PE.

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South West Water uses HYBACS process in Newquay sewage treatment works upgrade (WaterBriefing)

South West Water has selected Bluewater Bio’s enhanced activated sludge process, HYBACS® to upgrade Newquay Sewage Treatment Works (STW) in Cornwall.

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Bluewater Bio wins South West Water contract for Newquay STW (W&WT online)

South West Water will install Bluewater Bio’s HYBACS enhanced activated sludge process to upgrade its Newquay sewage treatment works

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Phosphorus removal contract award by Severn Trent Water (Aqua Strategy)

UK water company Severn Trent Water is to receive an automated tertiary solids removal plant that will allow one of its sewage treatment plants to meet a new discharge consent of 0.25 mg/l for phosphorus.

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Severn Trent Water awards second phosphorus removal contract to Bluewater Bio (WaterBriefing)

CiM6 selected the high rate multi-media filtration technology FilterClear to satisfy stringent total phosphorous discharge consent requirements.

The jv opted for FilterClear for the provision of a Tertiary Solids Removal (TSR) plant at the water company’s Brockhampton Sewage Treatment Works in Gloucestershire in order to achieve compliance with the new consent of 0.25 mg/l for phosphorus, under the Water Framework Directive.

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Bluewater Bio secures second phosphorus removal contract with Severn Trent Water (Filtration + Separation)

Bluewater Bio Ltd’s FilterClear filtration technology has been selected by Severn Trent Water, through its key capital delivery partner Costain/Stantec, to provide a tertiary solids removal (TSR) plant at Brockhampton STW in Gloucestershire, UK.

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Bluewater Bio Awarded Second Phosphorus Contract By Severn Trent Water (WaterOnline)

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 Brockhampton STW, Gloucestershire.

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United Utilities deploys Bluewater Bio’s HYBACS process to upgrade its Whaley Bridge wastewater treatment works in Derbyshire (Water Active)

The upgrade at Whaley Bridge will include the installation of six SMART Units as well as improvements to the inlet works and storm tanks. SMART units are high-rate bioreactors that, when installed upstream of an aeration lane, form BwB’s proprietary HYBACS HYBrid ACtivated Sludge process.

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