WEDECO, a leading provider of water treatment technology, announced that it has been awarded a sole source Ultraviolet (UV) Water Framework contract by United Utilities Plc. of the United Kingdom. This is the first major framework contact award for UV potable water disinfection by a U.K. utility.
The contract calls for the design, supply, installation, testing, commission and maintenance of WEDECO Enclosed Ultraviolet Reactor Systems for potable water disinfection. The United Utilities contract covers a period of two years with an option to extend. The contract award was based on WEDECO designing and supplying seven water treatment plants throughout Northwest England. Each UV treatment system is designed to fit local needs, but initial designs may treat flows up to 72 million litres of water per day. Over the contract period, the installed base may be valued in excess of $2.5
“As a leader in water treatment, WEDECO is pleased to bring our focus on life-cycle costs, maintenance, technical support, and global reach to help United Utilities meet their customers’ need for clean water,” said Andre Dhawan, president of WEDECO. “We hope to build on this award and develop further our strong relationship with United Utilities to include their other facilities as they expand worldwide.”
WEDECO (www.wedeco.com), part of ITT Industries, Inc. (www.itt.com/), is the world’s leading manufacturer of ultraviolet water disinfection and ozone oxidation systems. Highly efficient UV systems provide chemical-free disinfection solutions to a variety of markets including municipal drinking water, wastewater, industrial process applications and consumer / residential water treatment. WEDECO’s leading ozone oxidation systems are used in a wide range of industrial and municipal applications. Ozone oxidizes harmful contaminants in industrial wastewater and eliminates color, taste and odor in drinking water. WEDECO is committed to providing technologies that contribute to public health and environmental protection.