C2V+, a VolkerStevin and CH2M joint venture, has been awarded the £43m design and build Water Treatment Works (WTW) scheme in Oswestry, Shropshire, as part of the AMP6 Construction Delivery Partner framework for United Utilities.
The scheme will enhance the existing Oswestry water treatment facility, which currently treats water from Lake Vyrnwy in North Wales via the Llanforda open reservoir. Due to the composition of the raw water and the condition of the existing plant, the works are required to improve the capacity and quality of water produced at this facility, which currently supplies water to customers in 39 distribution zones in Liverpool and parts of Cheshire.
C2V+ will be delivering the first WTW facility in the UK to use a chlorine dioxide based chemical process. This innovative solution has been successfully used in North America and Europe and is an energy neutral process which will provide significant savings to United Utilities through the installation of hydroelectric turbines that feed surplus energy back into the grid.
The main elements of the project consist of a new flocculation/sedimentation basin, chlorine contact tank and clearwater storage tank. The existing rapid gravity filters are being refurbished to cater for an additional 40 million litres of water flow per day when completed.
Darren Hynes, framework director for C2V+ commented: After being named as one of four Construction Delivery Partners for the AMP6 framework in 2014, we are delighted to be appointed for this scheme at this early stage of the framework. It demonstrates the collaborative approach between C2V+ and United Utilities whilst providing sustainable employment opportunities for the local economy by creating over 50 jobs over the next two years."
Works on site will commence in spring 2015 with an overall construction period of two years.
In 2014, United Utilities appointed C2V+ as one of four Construction Delivery Partners for AMP6. It is a design and construct framework for the current capital investment period from 2015 to 2020 which covers the full spectrum of works for both water and waste water across the North West England geographic area for which United Utilities is responsible. The contract could be further extended to 2026.