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Royal HaskoningDHV develops turnkey solution for UK water companies AMP 7 challenges

PETERBOROUGH, UK / AGILITYPR.NEWS / July 30, 2020 / Royal HaskoningDHV joins forces with Suprafilt, Eliquo Hydrok and EPS for phosphorus removal from wastewater

A key challenge for water companies in AMP 7 is the tightening of water consent for phosphorus removal on smaller wastewater treatment works. With hundreds of wastewater treatment sites and ecosystems affected, the challenge is huge. In response, Royal HaskoningDHV has developed a range of small package plants based on its award-wining Nereda® wastewater treatment technology. The company has teamed up with three specialist contractors, Suprafilt, Eliquo Hydrok and EPS, to ensure a UK-wide turnkey delivery of these Nereda Package Plants.

The new Nereda Package Plants provide high-quality sustainable wastewater treatment with biological phosphorus removal at small works serving between 300 and 10,000 people. For added efficiency, the Package Plants have been designed to be manufactured, assembled and pre-tested off-site, which allows for a highly cost-effective implementation, ensuring improved health and safety and an efficient site assembly, even under the current COVID-19 restrictions.


René Noppeney, Global Director Nereda at Royal HaskoningDHV explains: “With the new AMP 7 phosphorus consent challenges, the timing was right to introduce the Nereda Package Plants. The alternative of continued dependency on high levels of chemical dosing for years to come is simply not sustainable. Our Nereda technology provides chemical-free phosphorus removal. We are offering a new delivery model too and have partnered with three leading specialist contractors to ensure fast, efficient and safe delivery to all water companies across of the UK.”

David Armstrong, Managing Director at Eliquo Hydrok commented: “We are delighted to be part of this initiative to deliver standardised and sustainable wastewater treatment plants for small works, and we’re looking forward to discussing the solution with our customers.”

Patrick Buckley, Managing Director at EPS Water added: “It is important for us to offer the best whole-life solution. Being able to provide turnkey delivery of Nereda Package and Mini Plants – including factory build and pretesting, transport to site, assembly and process start up – will mean we can help water companies meet present and future consents.”

Graeme Fielden, Sales Director at Suprafilt, concluded: “We are all long-established, successful companies and collectively we bring depth of experience, technical know-how, innovation and capability. We are excited at the prospect of this partnership.”

Nereda Package Plants have been developed to provide a competitive and sustainable solution, offering the lowest whole-life cost solution for small works. In addition to meeting the tightening phosphorous removal requirements, the plants can achieve high levels of ammonia and total nitrogen removal too. A key benefit of the plants is the potential for speedy implementation. It is possible for a Package Plant to progress from award to full operation within just 24 weeks, with onsite assembly, testing and process start-up taking just four weeks. The Nereda Aquasuite controller will ensure a leading digital solution for efficient, automatic operation and control with the support of a virtual operator that never sleeps.

About Us

Royal HaskoningDHV is an independent company delivering engineering, consultancy and project management services since 1881. We have almost 6,000 professionals operating from across the world who are eager to innovate and co-create with clients and partners to have a positive impact on people, our living environment and the economy. More and more we connect the digital with the physical world. Together with clients and partners, we use data and algorithms to solve new challenges and prevent problems. We help our clients in their digital transformation and we support their business with better and faster execution of their ambitions. Enhancing society together! For more information visit our website: royalhaskoningdhv.com.


About Nereda

Royal HaskoningDHV’s award-winning Nereda® wastewater treatment solution is already being applied on six continents for municipal and industrial water. It is an established game-changer for sustainable wastewater technology, with over 80 projects completed or being delivered across the world and 14 wastewater treatment works in the UK. Nereda purifies wastewater based on bacteria growing in granules. The technology was invented by the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands and developed in a unique public-private partnership between the University, the Dutch Foundation for Applied Water Research (STOWA), the Dutch Water Authorities and Royal HaskoningDHV. In January of this year, Global Water Intelligence named Nereda the “breakthrough technology of the decade”. For more information please visit our website: www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/nereda.


About EPS

EPS is a trusted provider of innovative, progressive and futureproof products, solutions and services to the water sector. With 50 years expertise, the company prides itself on its client focus, embracing a can-do attitude, reliability, certainty of performance and delivery to clients. Strategic acquisitions and partnerships ensure that it can continue to provide a comprehensive end-to-end service and unparalleled delivery for our customers, partners and clients. Visit the website here


About Eliquo Hydrok

ELIQUO HYDROK provide water engineering solutions to all manner of complex and simple problems and has extensive experience and track record of working with all the major Water Utility companies throughout the UK and Eire. With a strong technology portfolio that includes solutions for water management, waste water treatment, clean water treatment and surface water management it is proud to deliver environmentally-considerate, cost-effective and practical solutions from planning, design, manufacture, through to installation and commissioning. Visit the website here


About Suprafilt

Suprafilt is an expert in the design, manufacture and installation of aeration systems for the wastewater treatment sector. The company offers a full turnkey solution, access to a unique product range and is already an industry leader for the installation of Nereda technology. Visit its website here







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