Leading British soft drink manufacturer contracts with Severn Trent Services

Severn Trent Services has been awarded a contract by Britvic Soft Drinks, one of the two leading soft drink manufacturers in Great Britain, to provide water treatment equipment and services for the company's facilities in Beckton and Widford, England. The contract is valued at just under $2 million. It will replace carbon filtration vessels at the Beckton facility and provide turnkey water treatment plant at the Widford plant...

Jan 6th, 2006

FORT WASHINGTON, PA, Jan. 5, 2006 -- Severn Trent Services has been awarded a contract by Britvic Soft Drinks, one of the two leading soft drink manufacturers in Great Britain, to provide water treatment equipment and services for the company's facilities in Beckton and Widford, England. Contract work began in August 2005 with work scheduled for completion at the Beckton site in January 2006 and at the Widford site in March 2006. The contract is valued at just under $2 million.

The contracted work will enable Britvic Soft Drinks to continue to meet the water quality standards of PepsiCo. Britvic is the U.K. bottling and distribution franchise for PepsiCo's Pepsi and 7up beverages.

At the Beckton site, Severn Trent Services will replace existing carbon filtration vessels with a system that is steam sterilisable. The company is responsible for the design, construction and installation of the system and the operator training of Britvic employees. The three carbon filtration vessels being installed will remove chlorine in the plant's process water. Each filter is capable of handling up to 100m3/hr. of process water.

At the Widford site, the company is responsible for the design, construction and installation of a turnkey water treatment plant consisting of two production streams that can each accommodate a process water flow rate of 30m3/hr.

Severn Trent Services (www.severntrentservices.com), based in Fort Washington, Pa., is a leading supplier of water and wastewater treatment solutions. The company's broad range of products and services is concentrated around disinfection, instrumentation, and filtration technologies, pipeline analysis, rehabilitation and repair services, contract operating services and state-of-the-art residential metering products and services. Our international management services business provides support in all aspects of water and wastewater utility operational development and business transformation. Severn Trent Services is a member of the Severn Trent Plc group of companies. An international environmental services leader, Severn Trent is a FTSE 100 company.

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