WorldBriefs: Anglian Water honours Brightwater
Also in this report: Thenergo gains controlling stake in ENRO; Sensus appoints new regional sales engineer; Continuing boom in consultancy, engineering; Fluid connector approved for marine use; Work on Hawksbay desal plant to begin soon; Geomatrix hires leading water resources modeling expert; WaterTech Central Asia slated for September 2008; New name for Bayer Industry Services; Water Advisory chairman takes chair at Opportunity Peterborough;...
In other news below:
-- Thenergo gains controlling stake in ENRO
-- Sensus appoints new regional sales engineer
-- Continuing boom in consultancy, engineering
-- Fluid connector approved for marine use
-- Work on Hawksbay desal plant to begin soon
-- Geomatrix hires leading water resources modeling expert
-- WaterTech Central Asia slated for September 2008
-- New name for Bayer Industry Services
-- Water Advisory chairman takes chair at Opportunity Peterborough
-- Nanoparticle conference calls for papers
-- West Trax launches quality awards program
-- Conference to explore water efficiency in UK
-- Whale Tankers delivers first Kaiser-Hurricane tanker
-- RJA opens Dubai office
-- Baltic recovery plan wins European Regional Champions Award
-- Prince of Belgium to lead business delegation
-- Tartan tunesters deliver important message
-- Powergen Asia visitors seek cooling fan monitoring solutions
-- MWH expands in Europe with Dutch acquisition
-- Sustainable water management support
-- New 'Year of Sanitation' blog
• Anglian Water honours Brightwater
HERTFORDSHIRE, UK -- The work of Brightwater FLI's process engineering support division, ABIC-Brightwater, has been recognised by Anglian Water at its 2007 Business Excellence Awards. The prestigious nomination for 'Supplier Contribution to Service Excellence' was achieved for exemplary process engineering support.
Mobile tertiary treatment technology supplied by ABIC-Brightwater has helped Anglian Water maintain wastewater compliance and reduce tankering costs. It has also provided a vital tool to improve serviceability and reduce failures.
Speaking at the glittering awards ceremony, which was held at Duxford's American Air Museum, Jonson Cox, Chief Executive of Anglian Water Group, said, "We achieve all of our results through people and it's great to be able to celebrate success and so many of the projects that go right across the company."
Among other recent headlines:
• Thenergo gains controlling stake in ENRO
ANTWERP -- Thenergo, a Belgian renewable energy company has acquired a controlling stake in ENRO AG, a German biomass-to-energy company. Thenergo anticipates ENRO's current management retaining full operational control developing and operating on-site CHP biomass plants for industrial customers and local communities...
• Sensus appoints new regional sales engineer
ROMSEY, UK -- Sensus Metering Systems has appointed 32-year-old former international softball player Adam Parsonage as Regional Sales Engineer. Parsonage joins the Romsey-based water and energy metering business with high-level sales experience gained from working as UK Sales Manager for an American company.
• Continuing boom in consultancy, engineering
LONDON -- UK consultancy and engineering firms continue to experience increasing workloads in a buoyant sector according to the results of the 2007 ACE State of Business report to be launched by the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE)...
• Fluid connector approved for marine use
BARNSTAPLE, UK -- Parker Instrumentation has secured UK Defence Standard approval for its innovative Phastite connector design for permanent high pressure fluid connections. This qualification allows the connectors to be specified for surface and submarine vessel pipework applications...
• Work on Hawksbay desal plant to begin soon
KARACHI, Pakistan -- The study on a $250 million desalination plant project to purify 5 million gallons per day (mgd) at Hawksbay in southwestern Karachi has been completed and work on the project will start in the first quarter of 2008 for which 100 acres of land has been handed over to Ecolink company...
• Geomatrix hires leading water resources modeling expert
WASHINGTON, DC, USA -- Geomatrix Consultants Inc., has engaged Sorab Panday, PhD as a Principal Engineer to expand the firm's leading water resource modeling practice and develop the firm's presence in the Washington D.C. area...
• WaterTech Central Asia slated for September 2008
ALMATY, Kazakhstan -- The 1st Central Asian International Water Technology Exhibition and Conference will be held in Almaty, Kazakhstan, from September 16 - 18, 2008. In order to address the urgent challenges and necessary solutions for the future of water supply in Central Asia, Kenes Exhibitions has joined with ITECA from Kazakhstan in hosting the event...
• New name for Bayer Industry Services
LEVERKUSEN -- Effective January 1, 2008, Bayer Industry Services will be renamed Currenta. Currenta is a joint venture between Bayer and LANXESS, which will continue to hold 60 percent and 40 percent of the renamed company respectively. In addition, the Bayer Chemical Park, with sites at Leverkusen, Dormagen and Krefeld-Uerdingen, is to be renamed CHEMPARK.
• Water Advisory chairman takes chair at Opportunity Peterborough
PETERBOROUGH, UK -- Tony Allum CBE, chairman of the Water Sector Advisory Group, has become chairman of urban regeneration company Opportunity Peterborough, the organisation responsible for leading the regeneration and growth of the city...
• Nanoparticle conference calls for papers
ALBANY, NY, USA -- Advances in the manufacturing, manipulation and characterisation of nanoscale particles and droplets have led to novel product formulations and production techniques with improved performance. BHR Group's First International Conference on Nanotechnology aims to address the key challenges facing participants in this new and developing sector. It draws together participants from industry and academia with contributions on industrial applications and requirements and related cutting edge academic and industrial research. The organisers have issued a call for original papers for presentation at the conference which will be held in Albany, USA, on 17-19 September 2008...
Also see: -- "Process Intensification Conference Calls For Papers"
• West Trax launches quality awards program
LEDBURY, UK -- Water and wastewater companies can prove the effectiveness of their use of SAP systems thanks to the launch of a new award program by West Trax. SAP specialist West Trax has launched the Quality Award scheme to recognize best practice in how firms control and maximize the optimal efficiency of their SAP system. The program uses key performance indicators to show which businesses are getting true value out of their SAP systems across various industries...
• Conference to explore water efficiency in UK
LONDON -- Waterwise's 3rd Annual Water Efficiency Conference will take place on Tuesday, 8th April and Wednesday, 9th April 2008 at Oxford University. This year's theme is the 'Road to Water Efficiency in the UK.' Delegates will hear from high level speakers including the UK Minister for the Environment, key regulators, practitioners from water companies, and government representatives. This year's conference also includes speakers from the USA, Spain and Australia who will discuss water efficiency policy and practice in their countries...
• Whale Tankers delivers first Kaiser-Hurricane tanker
SOLIHULL, West Midlands, UK -- Whale Tankers has delivered its first Kaiser-Hurricane High Volume Vacuum tanker. This is the first in the UK and the first for HFS Liquid Waste Management of North Walsham, Norfolk. The Kaiser-Hurricane is capable of drawing up powder, sludge and heavy loose material, at air speeds of up to 170 mph, through large bore pipes, from depths in excess of 50 metres via a 7,000 M³/hour Kaiser liquid ring vacuum pump that is integrated into the service water compartment...
• RJA opens Dubai office
CHICAGO, IL, USA -- Rolf Jensen & Associates has announced the opening of its Dubai office. Dubai is a key location that will allow RJA to best serve its clients throughout the area...
• Baltic recovery plan wins European Regional Champions Award
BRUSSELS -- The overarching HELCOM Baltic Sea Action Plan to drastically reduce pollution to the Baltic Sea and restore its good ecological status by 2021 has received the European Regional Champions Award 2007 in the environment category. This award has been developed to showcase and celebrate the very best in regional innovation and examples of best practice throughout EU regions in 10 different categories...
• Prince of Belgium to lead business delegation
VANCOUVER, BC, Canada -- The GLOBE Foundation is pleased to announce the participation of HRH Prince Philippe of Belgium in GLOBE 2008, the 10th biennial event in its renowned GLOBE series, to be held March 12-14 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada...
• Tartan tunesters deliver important message
EDINBURGH, Scotland -- The Red Hot Chilli Pipers are helping Scottish Water kick off their Warm Pipes campaign with a clear message: Keep Your Pipes Warm This Winter. The talented pipe-players kept their bagpipes blowing as Mark Dickson, Scottish Water's Customer Service General Manager, offered householders some advice...
• Powergen Asia visitors seek cooling fan monitoring solutions
BANGKOK, Thailand -- Sensonics met both new and existing customers from Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Phillipines during the recent Powergen Asia exhibition in Bangkok. Many enquiries were received in relation to cooling fan applications, where the Sensonics DN2601 smart vibration protection system qualities are especially significant...
• MWH expands in Europe with Dutch acquisition
BRUSSELS, Belgium -- MWH, a global provider of environmental engineering, construction and strategic consulting services, has announced the acquisition of the Dutch environmental services company Syncera. The transaction represents a significant milestone in MWH's European growth strategy and gives the company a strong foothold in the important Dutch market. Financial terms of the acquisition are not being disclosed...
• Sustainable water management support
Efforts to ensure we have sustainable water practices and policies are already demonstrating how the impact of sustainability goes beyond the environment to include community impacts such as public health, jobs, working conditions, and incomes. This means a more multi-stakeholder approach is required to the negotiation and implementation of sustainability policies within and across water management sectors, and at local, national and international levels. The Learning for Sustainability site has been substantially revised and updated over the past few months as a guide to online resources for government agency staff, extension practitioners and other community leaders working to support social learning and collective action...
• New 'Year of Sanitation' blog
LONDON -- With the launch of the UN's International Year of Sanitation, the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), Britain's leading independent think tank on international development and humanitarian issues, has added a new blog posted by ODI Senior Research Associate, Peter Newborne. The blog, titled "Why the International Year of Sanitation is no matter for prudery," examines why addressing sanitation and hygiene will be instrumental in achieving economic and social development...