Black & Veatch is integrating a complex new asset into an existing major wastewater treatment plant at Davyhulme for United Utilities Water to maximize sludge for agricultural use and the production of green energy.
To safeguard recycling to agriculture and give greater flexibility to plant operations, United Utilities Water (United Utilities) is constructing an advanced sludge treatment facility at Davyhulme Wastewater Treatment Works (WwTW). The plant will treat site sludge and receive additional sludge from other contributing WwTW sites.
Black & Veatch was appointed main contractor for the design and construction of the sludge stream improvements. This required an understanding of the complex set of variables associated with steam, biogas and electrical energy production.
“From the outset, we decided to collocate the project teams. That was to improve communication channels, but also to try and touch on the whole human relationships angle.”
John McNeill, United Utilities