Wessex Water awards Bluewater Bio three phosphorus removal contracts

May 6, 2020
FilterClear offers a proven and reliable method to tackle increasingly stringent discharge consents across the country.

Bluewater Bio Limited, a leading provider of treatment solutions to the water industry, is pleased to announce that its high rate multi-media filtration technology, FilterClear, has been selected for three projects within Wessex Water (“Wessex”) in order to achieve compliance with tighter phosphorus consents, as set by the Water Framework Directive (WFD). The schemes are located at Winscombe, Sherborne and Rowde. BwB will provide in each case a fully automated Tertiary Solids Removal (TSR) plant. The contracts follow on from the Company’s recent contract award for Severn Trent Water at Itchen Bank STW and marks the first time FilterClear has been deployed at Wessex operated treatment plants.   BWB will work directly with Wessex Water and its Tier 1 delivery partners in providing Tertiary Solids Removal filtration plants at all three sites.            

Site Details

Site Name FFT  m3/hr Total phosphorous consent
Winscombe STW 91


Rowde STW


Sherborne STW 391 0.5mg/L

Andrew Bibby, Business Development Manager of Bluewater Bio, commented: “These three schemes add to a growing list of sub 0.5mg/l TP FilterClear reference sites. The start of AMP 6 witnessed a significant tightening of TP consents and instigated a national trial to understand if TP consents could be technically and sustainably achieved. As we head in AMP 7, FilterClear is demonstrating its pedigree in comfortably achieving low TP’s at equally impressive low whole life costs. FilterClear’s ability to satisfy 0.1mg/l TP’s make it an obvious choice where clients are considering future proofing for AMP8. BWB are delighted to secure these three awards and looking to engage further with Wessex Water to develop standardized FilterClear packages to ensure future schemes are delivered as economically and efficiently as possible”. FilterClear is a high-rate multimedia filtration technology, capable of treating flows ranging from 2 L/s to in excess of 1,000 L/s. The technology has a proven track record across multiple applications, both domestically and internationally, having proven to be highly competitive when compared with both conventional and next generation filtration systems.