AFECO awarded Southern Water Optimisation Partner Framework

Southern Water Services Limited has awarded AFECO a place on its Optimisation Partner Framework. The Framework will run through AMP6 until March 2020 with an option to extend for a further 5 years through AMP7 until March 2025.

Engineering services company AFECO, a subsidiary of cleantech innovation company EcoGenR8 Limited, has already delivered a number of initiatives for Southern Water that have delivered real business benefits. This Framework will support Southern Water in delivering further benefits by providing a platform through which a range of optimisation initiatives can be delivered.

Working collaboratively with Southern Water’s Optimisation Team, AFECO will utilise the Framework to trial and implement a range of their own proprietary solutions and products as well as working with Southern Water and technology companies to develop and deliver other ideas and concepts.

The award of this Framework demonstrates a recognition of the benefits that asset optimisation and innovation can provide and encourages collaborative working between companies to achieve a common goal of cost and compliance benefits.

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AFECO is a dynamic, specialist engineering services and solutions provider focussed on servicing the immediate and future needs of the water, marine and energy sectors. AFECO offer a comprehensive range of professional services, solutions and products, based on a strong core expertise of process, chemical, mechanical, electrical and ICA engineering. With services ranging from the provision of expert consultancy, asset optimisation, concept development, engineering design, site installation and commissioning, AFECO have the skills and experience to provide a complete and integrated project delivery and support service. With a strong focus on robust and appropriate, yet innovative and cost-effective solutions, AFECO have established a reputation of professionalism, efficiency and innovation. AFECO is a subsidiary of EcoGenR8 Limited, a cleantech innovation and development company.

Southern Water Services Limited is a private utility company, responsible for providing drinking water and wastewater services across the South East of the UK, covering Kent, East and West Sussex, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Southern Water supply drinking water to approximately 1 million households from 83 water treatment works along 13,837 kilometres of water mains. They are also responsible for the collection and treatment of wastewater in this region, treating 718 million litres of wastewater at 365 treatment works through a network of 2,375 pumping stations and 39,600 kilometres of sewers. Southern Water is owned by Greensands Investments Limited, a consortium made up of pension and infrastructure funds.

AFECO in the press: technical solutions to dumping wastewater in ports

Recognised as the go-to industry experts for wastewater treatment in the marine sector, AFECO have recently published an experts article for Superyacht Technology on the alternatives to dumping wastewater in ports.

The article explains the different types of wastewater generated on board superyachts: black water and grey water. Black water is wastewater and sewage from toilets. Grey water in the wastewater from baths, sinks, laundry and kitchen which can include fats, detergents and chemicals. Both types of wastewater can damage ecosystems if discharged into aquatic environments.

The challenge facing vessels is how to handle and treat these waste waters in the most environmentally sensitive yet cost effective manner whilst ensuring compliance with relevant legislation.

The treatment of these wastewaters is the subject of a number of MEPC (Marine Environment Protection Committee) resolutions but knowing how to effectively meet these requirements can be challenging. For a start, there are numerous suppliers of wastewater treatment systems and knowing which one would be best suited to your vessels requirements and operation can be a challenge. Secondly, understanding where you are permitted to discharge treated wastewater overboard and the costs of disposing of these wastewaters whilst in port can impact the operational costs of a vessel.

The full article discusses these issues and can be read here:

http://magazine.superyachttechnology.com/july#!/tech-solutions-to-yachts-dumping-water-in-port

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AFECO is a dynamic, specialist engineering services and solutions provider focussed on servicing the immediate and future needs of the water, marine and energy sectors. AFECO offer a comprehensive range of professional services, solutions and products, based on a strong core expertise of process, chemical, mechanical, electrical and ICA engineering. With services ranging from the provision of expert consultancy, asset optimisation, concept development, engineering design, site installation and commissioning, AFECO have the skills and experience to provide a complete and integrated project delivery and support service. With a strong focus on robust and appropriate, yet innovative and cost-effective solutions, AFECO have established a reputation of professionalism, efficiency and innovation. AFECO is a subsidiary of EcoGenR8 Limited, a cleantech innovation and development company.

SUPERYACHT TECHNOLOGY is a company dedicated to digital marketing for the superyacht sector and is the only publication focused purely on technology. Through their website and a monthly online interactive magazine, Superyacht Technology seeks to bring the latest technologies to engineers and captains, shipyards, project managers, technical managers and ETO’s.

 

AFECO recommended as No. 1 specialists in wastewater treatment

AFECO have been recommended as the go to specialists for wastewater treatment in the marine sector by the editor of ONBOARD magazine.

In the Editors Essentials section of ONBOARD magazine, AFECO are described as “the No. 1 specialist in biological waste treatment in the superyacht sector”. The recommendation goes on to describe the services provided by AFECO in as “unique, independent and impartial and will save your vessel time and money.”

The full article is transcribed below. To learn more about our superyacht wastewater management services please click here.

ONBOARD Editors Essentials article:

“AFECO is the No. 1 specialist in biological waste treatment in the superyacht sector. They provide the management and engineering tools to ensure when overboard your discharge remains compliant. AFECO’s wastewater management solutions are completely independent and impartial. With a wealth of experience in wastewater treatment, they provide a range of professional services as well as bespoke wastewater packages tailored specifically to address the unique challenges faced by the superyacht sector. Solutions are unique, independent and impartial and will save your vessel time and money through the right combination of knowledge, prevention, optimisation, training and support.”

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AFECO is a dynamic, specialist engineering services and solutions provider focussed on servicing the immediate and future needs of the water, marine and energy sectors. AFECO offer a comprehensive range of professional services, solutions and products, based on a strong core expertise of process, chemical, mechanical, electrical and ICA engineering. With services ranging from the provision of expert consultancy, asset optimisation, concept development, engineering design, site installation and commissioning, AFECO have the skills and experience to provide a complete and integrated project delivery and support service. With a strong focus on robust and appropriate, yet innovative and cost-effective solutions, AFECO have established a reputation of professionalism, efficiency and innovation. AFECO is a subsidiary of EcoGenR8 Limited, a cleantech innovation and development company.

ONBOARD magazine is a quarterly published magazine that is aimed purely at the superyacht crew on the Mediterranean. Produced in the Côte d’Azur, ONBOARD is an industry magazine with a consumer feel. Designed to be entertaining and informative in equal balance, ONBOARD is packed with varied articles on provisioning, health and fitness, legal matters, wines, crew training, equipment for above and below decks, product launches and features from leading industry experts on relevant superyacht matters.