WPL secures three contracts from Scottish Water


Hampshire-based package treatment plant specialist WPL has secured three contracts with public utility Scottish Water following a competitive procurement process.

As per the terms of the contracts, the firm will supply submerged aeration filter (SAF) plants, conical settlement tanks and hire equipment.

The new contracts are valid for five years with an option to extend the agreements for another three years.

WPL utility and industrial sales manager Andrew Haywood said: “WPL has a long history as a supplier to Scottish Water but that will now take a step up. We were awarded these three framework agreements not just on technical expertise but also on pricing and whole-life cost.”

The Waterlooville-based manufacturer will be one of two SAF suppliers to Scottish Water as well as exclusive supplier of conical primary settlement tanks up 6 metres in diameter.

Further, WPL also has exclusivity on hire of SAF wastewater treatment units, microscreens and lamella clarifiers.

Earlier, WPL has worked closely with Scottish Water to create bespoke plants for remote and environmentally sensitive areas.

Haywood added: “As a public utility, Scottish Water is very focused on its customers and investment in the community. The WPL HiPAF can be installed below-ground, which is a huge benefit to smaller settlements in remote, scenic locations.

“WPL has a great reputation for technical expertise and the company’s SAF plants meet Scottish Water’s rigorous specification for robust and reliable equipment.”

WPL sales and marketing director Simon Kimber said: “This is a significant win for WPL. There were at least nine competitors in the running and it was a hard fought and lengthy process, but WPL won three of the framework agreements Scottish Water had on offer.

“Winning these contracts demonstrates that our equipment is a solid investment for utilities and is highly competitive in a busy market. As a manufacturer WPL has always been known for its technical expertise, but it is very gratifying to see we also scored highly on value for money and whole-life cost.

“The exclusive deal for hire of SAFs, microscreens and lamellas is great news and shows the company was justified in increasing the range of equipment it offers for hire. WPL is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and it is fantastic for the business to be able to continue its long and positive association with Scottish Water.”