To undertake the temporary diversion of a sewage rising main to enable the rail bridge over which it crosses to be demolished and replaced. The location of the main was not known and there were masses of services crossing the bridge and the sewage main was just one of many services that needed to be diverted all within a short timescale.
The work involved working with third parties, surveying to trace the rising main and selection of best method of replacement, including the possible option to bring an old pipebridge back into service. The construction work required laying a new main over a temporary scaffold bridge and connection to the old main under an impact plan that required temporary tankering at three pump stations.
The sewage main had to be isolated and partially drained to allow the connection to take place. Flows arriving at three terminal pump stations had to be tankered during the work with effluent taken to South Killingholme WRC. This required the shuttling of tankers around the three sites; initially three tankers were used but this was found to be insufficient and a fourth tanker was required . Connection of the new diversion to the existing main had to be complete within one working shift; there was no scope, other than continued tankering, for delay.
Delivering a new £27m and 30.5km pipeline for Bristol Water, overcoming biodiversity and sustainability issues, handling the logistics presented by the pipeline passing through five towns and bringing improved water supply to 280,000 customers.
A short-term central London consultancy project turned into a ground-breaking multi-utility project, moving eight utilities to prepare for a new 800-apartment development, setting the standard in how these projects should be delivered in the capital.
Kier delivers work for South West Water (SWW) under the ‘MEICA Capital Works Framework’, a multi-disciplinary framework for maintenance, refurbishment and the expansion of water treatment and sewage treatment works.
A high profile 3km route clearance of 1500 utility conflicts through Edinburgh city centre, delivered within budget and achieving all programme milestones, whilst minimising disruption to local businesses and residents.
Working collaboratively, the IMDS Alliance and the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) improved the method of installing water meters. The new process for Anglian Water’s new smart meters saves time on install and saves end-users water and money through faster identification of leaks and more accurate bills.
Replacing existing ageing centrifuge assets with a, first of its kind, application of the HUBER Q-Press. This improved odour control measures, reduced chemical consumption and halved annual operating costs at Plymouth Central Sewage Treatment Works, as part of South West Water’s MEICA Framework.
Providing a 24/7 reactive service to South West Water during the COVID-19 lockdown to ensure the network could cope with increased water demand. Adopting new ways of working to maintain social distancing.
The RAN (Radio Access Network) is the technology used in the UK to allow mobile phones to transmit and receive data and voice services. Ericsson are a leading provider of RAN access to many of the UK’s mobile networks and in 2013, we were appointed by Ericsson to maintain its RAN assets to keep the UK’s 4G and 5G networks live and operational