Jun 17, 2011

Black and Veatch to Help Improve Water Security for a Town in Wales

Dee Valley Water selected the company for a £16 million rebuild contract

A major refurbishment of Dee Valley Water’s largest water treatment works will provide long-term security and quality water supplies to residents of Wrexham, Wales, and the surrounding area. Black and Veatch will serve as the design and building partner to upgrade and replace the ageing water treatment assets at Llwyn Onn water treatment works.

The rebuilt works will be constructed within the constraints of the existing site and the new structures will be designed and built off-line whilst the existing treatment facility remains in operation. As well as improving water security, the introduction of a secondary treatment process will further ensure customers continue to benefit from the highest standards of water quality.

The £16 million upgrade forms the largest single project being delivered under Dee Valley Water’s five-year AMP5 Capital Investment Program, which is mainly targeted at the renewal of assets that are approaching the end of their useful lives.

The contract will be executed in two phases: a six-month design period, and an 18-month construction period. All works are planned to be complete by April 2013.

The appointment furthers Black and Veatch’s 20-year relationship with Dee Valley Water in supporting the water company’s need to meet environmental requirements and fulfil customer expectations with a secure and high-quality water service.