Water Utilities – Flexible Dosing System

Flexible Dosing System
Wessex Water
Project Value
Phosphorous Removal

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Responding to water industry demands for a wider variety of fully packaged, factory assembled and tested dosing plants, WES has developed a new range.

Project Details
This development project was initiated when Wessex Water issued a framework tender call for Phosphorous removal systems. It has resulted in greater choice, including packages with storage sizes up to 10,000 litres.

Responding to water industry demands for a wider variety of fully packaged, factory assembled and tested dosing plants, WES has developed a new range.

Flexibility, size and cost
The first challenge was to make these systems flexible enough to meet all control requirements and other product standards relating to different water utilities and approved suppliers. In particular, an innovative tank solution would be necessary to ensure compatibility with most chemicals. In addition to the need for high flexibility, there were size and weight considerations – and then every detail had to be balanced against cost to make the overall price competitive. WES also had to be economical with time and to consider risks in relation to weather effects. On top of everything else, it was essential for WES to establish that it was suitably equipped for all aspects of manufacturing, handling and transporting the largest units.

The perfect package made easy
Having presented an outline plant design, WES worked closely with Wessex Water’s internal Engineering & Construction project team on developing it to meet their specific operational needs. All of these were addressed in a cost-effective and compact package. Even the largest unit could be handled in one lift and transported on a single, non-articulated, flatbed truck. By fully assembling and testing packages in the factory, build quality was maximised while the amount of on-site installation and commissioning activity was minimised. As well as reducing project delivery time, this mitigated the risks and site management costs associated with weather impacts and health and safety issues.

Successful co-operation
Design, delivery and installation of the units initially ordered for dosing of Ferric Chloride and Ferric Sulphate, took 9 months and was complete in summer 2018. So far, WES has received a total of 18 orders for supply of 5,000 and 10,000 litre systems directly to Wessex Water or via its contractors. Importantly, this has established the first formal framework co-operation between WES and Wessex Water.

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Les Bunce

Hire Business Manager

Les Bunce is Hire Business Manager. He leads the WES Hire Business responsible for managing the supply of our Temporary Chemical Dosing hire fleet on both a planned and emergency basis. Les has over 25 years’ experience in the hire industry and fully understands our customers’ hire requirements.

Patrick Fisher

Projects Director

Patrick Fisher is Projects Director. He leads the business stream responsible for project management, design, engineering, manufacture and delivery of “Capital project” chemical dosing systems. A degree qualified engineer with over 10 years’ experience working in fluid delivery solutions to the water, general industrial, petrochemical, and food & beverage industries.

Bob Cook

Senior Proposals Manager

Bob Cook is Senior Proposals Manager. After completing a traditional engineering apprenticeship at the Royal Aircraft Establishment, Bob was one of the original partners who started the business in 1986. Bob now applies his considerable experience to developing proposals & solutions to meet customer requirements, as well as providing technical support & passing on knowledge & expertise to colleagues across the wider WES business.

Ian Price

Dosing Products Business Manager

Ian Price is WES Dosing Products Business Manager, leading the business stream responsible for delivering a wide range of standardised chemical dosing packages, ad-hoc dosing needs and ‘off the shelf’ dosing products & solutions. A mechanical engineer with over 20 years’ experience in fluid handling solutions into the water, petrochemical, pharmaceutical and food & beverage markets.

Jamie Cole

Operations Director

Jamie Cole is Operations Director. Jamie joined the business in 2018 bringing career long experience in a variety of operational roles – including service delivery to the property and utilities sectors. Jamie is responsible for the management of all operational activities of the business including the repair, maintenance & refurbishment business stream, and our site installation and workshop manufacturing teams. Jamie also forms part of the senior management team of WES.

Graham Ward

Business Development Director

Graham Ward is Sales and Marketing Director. His extensive experience includes a number of senior roles working for various SMEs and large organisations in the water, power generation, petrochemical, marine and food & beverage industries. As a qualified marine engineer, Graham has established his career in Sales and Business Development and is responsible for the business development, marketing and sales of systems, products and services across WES.

Carl Millington

Non-Exec Director

Carl joined WES as Non-Exec chairman following an appointment via the Business Growth Service to assist the business with growth strategy. A highly experienced Business Mentor, Coach, Managing Director & Non-Exec Chairman, having led product, manufacturing, contracting and service provider businesses for nearly 30 years. A strong track record of market, sales and profit growth within a diverse range of sectors.

Core competencies include business growth strategies, board & business leadership, strategic planning, sales & marketing management, P&L & balance sheet management, acquisitions, divestments, outsourcing, TUPE transfer, mentoring & coaching.

Kevin Wheeler

Managing Director

Kevin Wheeler is Managing Director. Kevin trained as an Engineer at the Royal Aircraft Establishment and joined the business in 1989. Kevin now leads the Board of Directors setting strategy and defining priorities to meet the business objectives & growth aspirations whilst adding experience to technical issues where required.