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Terra Solutions Limited Enter Joint Venture
A engineering contractor has secured a new contract to deliver Southern Water’s Victorian sewer rehabilitation project in Thanet, England – a major infrastructure project valued at over £30 million.
Terra Solutions Limited has entered into a new joint venture –TPMD. Made up of Terra Solutions Limited, Pfeiffer GmbH and Matt Durbin Associates, the venture will deliver phase two of Southern Water’s Thanet Sewer Rehabilitation Project which aims to repair and reline the century-old network.
Lanxess Invests In Production For Ion Exchange Resins
Lanxess is investing in its ion exchange resin production facility at the Leverkusen, Germany site. The company is optimizing its process technology and operating efficiency for a seven-figure EUR amount. The project is scheduled for completion in the first half of 2019.
“For our ion exchange resins business, we see great potential in numerous future-oriented industries. We intend to make even better use of this potential by optimizing our technology,” said Rainier van Roessel, member of the Board of Management at Lanxess AG. “At the same time, with this investment, we are further strengthening the position of the Leverkusen site as the heart of our production operations in Germany.”
Krohne To Manufacture Battery Powered Water Meter
Krohne Inc. has begun manufacturing the updated Waterflux 3070 battery powered water meter at its newly opened flow and level instrument manufacturing and calibration facility located in Beverly, Mass. The device is the first all-in-one water meter with integrated pressure and temperature sensor.
Simplified installation, integrated diagnostics, a long battery lifetime, remote communication options and low overall maintenance make the water meter ideal for installation in remote locations. The device now offers a mains power option with battery backup and a Modbus RTU communication option for transmission of readings, meter status, and alarms.
Danfoss Recognizes Escambia County School District
Danfoss has named two winners of its ninth annual EnVisioneer of the Year award competition. Escambia County School District received the award in the End User category.
Launched in 2010, the annual EnVisioneer of the Year award competition recognizes North American original equipment manufacturers, building owners, municipalities, contractors, and end users that have introduced a new product, opened a new facility, or invested in a building or system upgrade in the past 18 months using Danfoss products or solutions to realize significant energy and environmental savings.
American Water Awards Grants To Firefighters
American Water announced that, since its inception, the company has provided more than $1.3 million to more than 1,500 local fire departments through its Firefighter Grant program throughout American Water’s service areas in 12 states.
“The bravery exhibited by the men and women who serve as volunteer firefighters and emergency responders is inspiring,” said Brad Okoniewski, vice president of safety & environmental leadership. “We know the critical role water plays in protecting homes and businesses and we also know resources for our local heroes often runs short. Through this grant program, we are proud to support these everyday heroes and recognize their commitment to the service and protection of our customers and their families.”
2018 National Design-Build Project/Team Awards
The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) has announced the winners of its 2018 National Design-Build Project/Team Awards competition.
The program promotes diversity in project size, sector, and geography while celebrating the innovative and collaborative teams who produce projects that inspire. This year’s winners, consisting of 29 projects across sectors including aviation, civic buildings, transportation, and water/wastewater, were recognized at DBIA’s Design-Build Conference and Expo on Nov. 8 in New Orleans.
Within the water/wastewater category, two Brown and Caldwell-involved projects received accolades:
• National Excellence Award - RM Clayton Water Reclamation Center Headworks (City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management)
• National Merit Award - Bush Beans Process Water Reclamation Facility (Bush Brothers & Company)
“Grow with MFG Chemical” Campaign for 2019
MFG Chemical will launch a new marketing campaign in 2019 , entitled, “Grow with MFG Chemical.”
The campaign will show MFG specialty and custom chemicals as important ingredients in achieving high-performance and market success for their customers’ end-use products.
The members of Plumbing Manufacturers International elected Nate Kogler president of the 2019 PMI Board of Directors.