Water supply security for Surrey residents to improve under new contract

Oct. 18, 2010
REDHILL, UK, Oct. 18, 2010 -- Black & Veatch has been selected by Sutton and East Surrey Water to undertake the second phase of a major refurbishment program at its Bough Beech water treatment works (WTW) in Kent...

• Sutton and East Surrey Water selects Black & Veatch for £13m Bough Beech refurbishment contract

Bough Beech Reservoir REDHILL, UK, Oct. 18, 2010 -- Black & Veatch has been selected by Sutton and East Surrey Water to undertake the second phase of a major refurbishment program at its Bough Beech water treatment works (WTW) in Kent. Engineering started in September on a £13 million project to significantly increase treatment capacity and ensure long-term security of water supply for some of the utility's 650,000 domestic and commercial customers.

As principal contractor, Black & Veatch is responsible for the engineering, procurement and construction of the refurbishment project that will be carried out during a two-year program.

The work forms a major part of Sutton & East Surrey's £95 million investment during the next five years to secure and improve its operational network and water resources and improve its services to customers. The WTW's treatment capacity will be increased from 45 million liters a day (Ml/d) to 50 Ml/d and be able to support a peak output of 70 Ml/d when all future phases of the scheme are complete. The increased output will ensure the works continues to meet average and peak demands for high quality drinking water for both existing and new customers.

Peter Isherwood, Project Manager for Sutton and East Surrey Water, stated that he was "delighted the Bough Beech contract had been awarded to Black & Veatch, a locally represented company that possessed all the skills necessary to successfully deliver the project to the highest of standards."

The Bough Beech project was awarded following a competitive tendering process. Black & Veatch's ability to draw upon its fully integrated design and construction capability means the company was in the unique position of being able to bid for the work as a single entity rather than through joint venture.

According to Mike Lynch, Contract Manager for Black & Veatch, "We will utilize our full range of technical services and apply our prior knowledge and experience of the site to deliver the high level of quality and service expected from us by our client and its customers."

The appointment extends Black & Veatch's successful relationship with Sutton and East Surrey Water that goes back more than 60 years. During this period, Black & Veatch has supported the utility's need to fulfil customer expectations with an efficient, high-quality water service.

Technical notes:

• Phase 2 of the refurbishment works comprises new rapid gravity filters to treat 70 Ml/d, additional granular activated carbon filters, upgrade of trihalomethane removal plant, and sludge handling plant including sludge thickeners and sludge dewatering press. In addition, a power generating plant and new high lift pumps may be added to the project by the client.

• Sutton and East Surrey Water supplies a largely rural area of 834 square kilometers (km2), with a population of approximately 650,000 people.

• Eighty-five percent of Sutton and East Surrey Water's water supply is derived from groundwater sources, with the remainder drawn from the impounding reservoir at Bough Beech. Water is supplied via nine treatment works, 36 service reservoirs or towers, 60 pumping stations and 3,280 km of water mains.

About Black & Veatch
Black & Veatch is a leading global engineering, consulting and construction company specializing in infrastructure development in energy, water, telecommunications, management consulting, federal and environmental markets. Founded in 1915, Black & Veatch develops tailored infrastructure solutions that meet clients' needs and provide sustainable benefits. Solutions are provided from the broad line of service expertise available within Black & Veatch, including conceptual and preliminary engineering services, engineering design, procurement, construction, financial management, asset management, program management, construction management, environmental, security design and consulting, management consulting and infrastructure planning. With $2.7 billion in revenue, the employee-owned company has more than 100 offices worldwide and has completed projects in more than 100 countries on six continents. Web: www.bv.com

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