UK wastewater treatment works expansion to receive detailed design, project management
The Laing O’Rouke-Imtech joint venture recently appointed a partnership between Hyder Consulting and Mott MacDonald to provide design and project management services for a multimillion-pound expansion of Davyhulme wastewater treatment works in Greater Manchester, England.
March 31, 2015 -- The Laing O’Rouke-Imtech joint venture recently appointed a partnership between Hyder Consulting, a multi-national advisory and design consultancy, and Mott MacDonald, an employee-owned multidisciplinary consultancy, to provide detailed design and project management services for a multimillion-pound expansion of Davyhulme wastewater treatment works, located in Trafford, Greater Manchester, England.
Davyhulme treatment works is the largest in the Northwest, serving a population of more than 1 million people, and is the site where modern wastewater treatment, specifically the aeration settlement process, was invented over 100 years ago. The upgrade will establish a further advancement in wastewater treatment, adopting modern design and construction techniques such as building information modeling (BIM) and design for manufacture and assembly (DfMA).
The modernization program is expected to improve the quality of water entering the Manchester Ship Canal and involves significant remediation of previously abandoned land. Following this, six circular primary settlement tanks and a large activated sludge plant with 10 circular final settlement tanks will be constructed.
The project team will use digital engineering, BIM and DfMA processes, allowing the plant to be built virtually before starting construction on site. All parties have previously used DfMA on similar wastewater treatment facilities and will use this experience to complete the works while the existing plant remains fully operational.