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Improving services: Leigh Waste Water Treatment works

A project designed to upgrade and refurbish an existing waste water treatment works in Lancashire continues to make good progress.

The scheme is a £30 million project, currently taking place on Hope Carr Lane in Leigh. The project has been initiated in order to provide the local area with a smoother and more efficient waste water processing system – improving the system that is in place at present.

The treatment plant is accessible from the A574 Warrington Road and work is being implemented by United Utilities Plc. United Utilities Plc currently holds a licence to provide water and sewage services to more than seven million people throughout the whole of the North West region.

Since 2010, United Utilities Plc has been investing in schemes designed to improve infrastructure within the region, with this latest scheme being a perfect example of this work. United Utilities Plc’s past work has included the upgrade of sewers, water pipes and water treatment works, covering an area of more than 56,000 hectares of catchment land.

Works on the project on Hope Carr Lane include the erection of 11 kiosks, the creation of a sludge cake storage canopy building and the construction of a primary digester with two odour control stacks. The new structure is being constructed from a steel frame, with profiled metal sheeting incorporated for the roofing.

Additional work on the treatment plant project includes the formation of a mound, as well as some related landscaping works. The project covers an area of 2,253 sq m in total.

KMI Water Strategic Alliance is the main contractor on the Leigh Waste Water Treatment project. Formed in 2002, KMI Water works to meet the future demands of the UK water and wastewater sector and has recently been working with United Utilities Plc to deliver design, construction and final commissioning services on an extensive programme of water and waste water projects.

Saxlund International Limited is the M & E contractor on the Leigh Waste Water Treatment project. Saxlund Interntaional Limited has more than 50 years’ experience in the industry, with a wealth of experience in delivering flat bottom silo technology, bunker discharge technology and conveyor systems.

The Leigh Waste Water Treatment project was announced in May 2013, when the initial application was submitted. Work is due to reach completion on the project during the fourth quarter of 2016.

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