Jan 18, 2019

Business News Round Up - Jan. 18

Pipeline completed by Scottish Water Horizons; Keep America Beautiful & Nestlé Waters North America Partner

Pipeline Completed By Scottish Water Horizons
Pipeline completed by Scottish Water Horizons.

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Pipeline Completed By Scottish Water Horizons

An overflow pipe connecting two Victorian brick sewers within the world heritage site of Edinburgh’s Holyrood Park has been completed by Scottish Water Horizons. The project took place over 6 weeks. It involved working at a depth of 4 meters on sewers up to 1.8 meters tall within the ancient grounds – overlooked by nearby Holyrood Palace, the official residence of the Monarchy in Scotland for centuries.

The work was carried out to support the development of a new four-star 90-room hotel in historic Market Street on a site which has lain derelict for the past 50 years. There had been major concerns about the risk of sewer flooding due to a lack of sewer capacity in the area which is on the tourist trail.


Keep America Beautiful & Nestlé Waters Partner to Clean Up National Parks During Government Shutdown

As national parks face issues with unmanaged waste during the government shutdown, Keep America Beautiful and Nestlé Waters North America have announced that they are teaming up to help mobilize affiliate organizations and volunteers across the country to clean up these shared public spaces.

This national effort will kick off on St. Simons Island in Georgia. The Keep America Beautiful local affiliate, Keep Golden Isles Beautiful in Brunswick, Ga., has committed, with the help of more than 40 new volunteers added to their existing volunteer pool, to clean up and maintain trash and recycling container service at historic Fort Frederica National Monument and the Bloody Marsh National Monument during the government shutdown.


Arcadis Partnering with Kiewit & PERC Water

Arcadis has announced that it will partner with Kiewit Infrastructure West and PERC Water to serve as the Progressive Design-Build team for City of Santa Monica’s Sustainable Water Infrastructure Project (SWIP).

Currently, City of Santa Monica partially relies on imported water to meet its water needs. This project will allow the City to take a major step toward water independence, supporting existing programs designed to create a sustainable water supply (including the Clean Beaches Initiatives Project, the Enhanced Watershed Management Program and the City of Santa Monica Sustainable Water Master Plan).


MPW Earns UL Certification

MPW Industrial Services earned a certification from Underwriters Laboratories (UL) to build industrial control panels on Dec. 27, 2018. MPW is now authorized to fabricate UL-standard panels intended for general use.

MPW designs and constructs panels for process industrial water equipment, including mobile equipment, the instrumentation inside all of its industrial water regeneration service centers and some of its automated industrial cleaning equipment.


Koch Membrane Systems Installs the UK’s Largest

Membrane Bioreactor System

Facing limited space and strict water directives, Koch Membrane Systems (KMS) upgraded the Woolston Wastewater Treatment Works near Southampton, England — providing increased production capacity without expanding the plant’s footprint.

KMS replaced the Woolston facility’s existing conventional activated sludge system with the PULSION MBR ultrafiltration membrane — dramatically improving effluent quality by increasing nutrient removal and achieving nearly 100% bacteria and solids removal. As an added benefit, the plant's long-standing odor control problem was eliminated with the new system.

PULSION MBR pulses a large bubble through a chambered hollow fiber bundle, creating a highly efficient piston-like pumping action.
PULSION MBR pulses a large bubble through a chambered hollow fiber bundle, creating a highly efficient piston-like pumping action.


Mead & Hunt Expand Its Municipal Water Services

Mead & Hunt is further expanding its municipal water services. New National Water Market Technical Leader Chris Hill, who will be based out of the Tampa office, brings national water experience to the team.

Hill joined the firm with the purpose of expanding Mead & Hunt’s municipal water presence nationwide. He brings more than 25 years of diverse experience in water supply and treatment. Hill will be responsible for the assessment and growth of Mead & Hunt’s technical capabilities and expertise, further establishing the firm’s position as a thought leader in the water industry.


IAPMO India’s Saralaya Awarded

The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) is proud to announce Swathi Saralaya, project manager with IAPMO India, is the recipient of a 2018 World Plumbing Council (WPC) Education and Training Scholarship. Saralaya is the first woman to be awarded a WPC scholarship.

The primary liaison and master trainer for IAPMO India’s Plumbing Education to Employment Program (PEEP), a code-based training program developed by IAPMO India and the Indian Plumbing Association (IPA), Saralaya plans to travel to Australia to explore the implementation of building regulations and plumbing standards. The scholarship will help fund her efforts to learn about advancements in plumbing from the perspective of sustainability and the impact plumbing systems have on the health of consumers and the state of the environment.


Cucamonga Valley Water District Selects Microvi MNE from WesTech

WesTech Engineering, Inc. (WesTech) announced that it has been awarded a contract to design and build a full-scale groundwater nitrate treatment solution, featuring the breakthrough Microvi MNE technology, for the Cucamonga Valley Water District (CVWD) in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. The project is a collaborative delivery between WesTech and CVWD, and is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2019.

The multi-million-dollar turnkey project will reduce nitrate contamination without producing a significant waste stream, thus allowing CVWD to restore production from a critical local groundwater resource in a cost-effective manner. The full-scale system has the potential to provide over 2 billion gal of clean drinking water per year by bringing three wells back online.


Networking News

  • Blue-White Industries announces the appointment of Andrew Snyder to the position of Sales Manager.

  • Hobas Pipe USA has announced the promotion of Rene R. Garcia, P.E. to Vice President of Engineering at their Houston, Texas headquarters.