Ham Baker Adams has been awarded a framework for the supply and installation of eel-friendly bandscreens by Anglian Water, to upgrade water intakes and outfalls for the next four years with possible extensions for a further four years.
Speaking for Ham Baker Adams, Sales Director Shyam Mallen said, “To comply with the Eels (England and Wales) Regulations 2009 and EU directives, we have designed a special fish-friendly screen [FRR] to aid fish recovery and return.”
He added, “We have already successfully supplied fish-friendly screens prior to this award to another water company and have now been awarded Sproughton near Ipswich (£290k) under the framework, with Tinwell (£190k) near Stamford also expected to commence shortly.”
To be installed along the River Gipping for Sproughton and the River Gwash for Tinwell, Ham Baker’s bandscreens will prevent eels from accidentally being drawn into water intakes and outfalls as they journey to complete their life cycle.
This new framework is in addition to the one already held by Ham Baker Adams for the supply of inlet screens to Anglian Water.
Source: Ham Baker