Marine Systems Treatment

In-Harbour Chlorination (IHCR)

The WES In-harbour chlorination rigs (IHCR’s) provide a single-unit containerised solution for control of microbiologically induced corrosion (MIC).

In-Harbour Chlorination is the standard operating procedure mandated by DefStan 02-781 to disinfect submarine reactor secondary sea water cooling systems (SWC) to prevent micro-biological fouling (leading to microbiologically induced corrosion—MIC) and macro fouling (partial or complete blocking). WES IHCR units have been supporting maritime subsea platforms for a number of years and following detailed technical assessment is the accepted best available technique (BAT) and is now viewed as a standard procedure.

Seawater in HMNB dockyards and especially basin water is often problematic and adds to the potential for corrosion. The WES IHCR systems will add a metered Chlorination dose to the SWC systems to control and at best prevent the risk of MIC

Copper Nickel Passivation

The WES CuGuard™ unit is suitable for conditioning Copper Nickel (CuNi) piping systems and heat exchangers.

Used for initial “Burning-in” of CuNi systems or following de-scaling, the CuGuard™ prepares a saturated solution of technical grade ferrous sulphate and incorporates a dosing system to apply the solution directly to the pipework system in pipe passivation or film maintenance modes.


Offered via our partners Nivalis Tech—Ice Pigging offers significant benefits over traditional pipe system cleaning methods to improve cleanliness and “platform” availability.

Ice-Pigging is a pipeline cleaning process utilising a two-phase ice and liquid slurry which forms a semi-solid plug within the pipe known as the ice pig. The slurry is pumped through the pipe like a liquid, but moves through pipework like a solid plug, detaching contaminants and fouling from the pipe wall and carrying them out of the pipe within the ice pig.

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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.