Project management excellence recognized at Katrine

Scottish Water has won the Capital Project Management Award for the Katrine Water Project. Black & Veatch was Scottish Water's main contractor on the project, which provides cleaner, fresher water to more than 700,000 people in and around Glasgow. The project included replacing an existing water treatment works with a state-of-the art facility capable of delivering 240 million litres of drinking water per day. The project was £10M under budget and completed two months ahead of schedule...

Jan 21st, 2008

• Two months early and £10M under budget: utility sector's principal awards acknowledge water supply scheme successes

REDHILL, UK, Jan. 16, 2008 -- Scottish Water has won the Capital Project Management Award for the Katrine Water Project. Black & Veatch, a leading global engineering, consulting and construction company, was Scottish Water's main contractor on the project that provides cleaner, fresher water to more than 700,000 people in and around Glasgow. The award was announced in Dec. at the 2007 Utility Industry Achievement Awards.

"This award is a real endorsement of the work we have undertaken with our partners at Black & Veatch," said Geoff Aitkenhead, Asset Management Director for Scottish Water.

To enhance the quality of the city's water supply, the project included replacing an existing water treatment works with a state-of-the art facility capable of delivering 240 million litres of drinking water per day. A strong client-contractor relationship led to the project being £10M under budget and supplying Scottish Water's customers two months ahead of schedule.

In order to allay concerns about the project's impact upon the surrounding environment, the new works at Milngavie are partially below ground and screened by trees and extensive landscaping. To further reduce the works' footprint and therefore visual impact, Black & Veatch used lamella clarifiers rather than cone sludge settlement tanks and relocated the filter gallery pipework.

Businesses from across the water, energy and telecoms sectors compete for the prestigious Utility Industry Achievement Awards, which have been recognizing excellence in the utility arena for the last 10 years.

"This is a great award for Scottish Water but also a great award for Black & Veatch as it publicly recognizes the added value that we can create for clients," said Tony Collins, Managing Director of Black &Veatch's UK water business. "Everyone on the Katrine team has done a superb job and justly deserves the recognition."

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. Its global water business provides innovative, technology-based solutions to utilities, governments and industries worldwide.

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