Our Q4 Water Newsletter has landed!

We are pleased to issue the latest edition of our water sector newsletter for the last quarter of 2018

The Newsletter, issued through the engineering services division, of the EcoGenR8 group, AFECO, highlights our latest news from our work in the water sector including some an overview of a sample of our projects and our latest relevant news as a Company. We are very excited to be able to showcase for the first time some of the new capabilities we have acquired since our last newsletter, including our certification to provider water hygiene EUSR training and install electric vehicle charging points. We also share some of our latest community news, including our recent sponsorship of Southern Water’s Bollywood Event in aid of WaterAid, and our presentation of our innovative, low cost sludge dewatering device, bio-cage, at this years Biosolids Conference.

If you would like a copy of the newsletter, please sign up from our Contacts page or email us for a copy at info@afeco.co.uk.

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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. We 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, we 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, we have established a reputation of professionalism, efficiency and innovation. AFECO is a subsidiary of EcoGenR8 Limited, a cleantech innovation and development company.

AFECO present bio-cage at Biosolids Conference

Building on the success of our sludge dewatering product, bio-cage, AFECO co-presents with Southern Water on the success of over 50 installations at the International Biosolids Conference

The European Biosolids & Organic Resources Conference, held at Leeds on 13th – 14th November 2018, is widely recognised as one of the industries leading events. AFECO’s Technical Manager, Dr Phil Thomas, will be presenting a paper at this event co-authored with Southern Water on the success to date of our bio-cage sludge thickening solution.

Bio-cage is a simple mechanical product designed to increase the dry solids content of sludge on wastewater treatment sites to reduce the cost and carbon impact of sludge transport.

Following an initial trial, Southern Water have implemented a full scale roll out which to date has included over 50 sites. The presentation looks at performance data, site impacts and sludge volume reductions. To date the total roll-out has seen a sub-2 year payback on transport costs alone.

Phil said “presenting at this conference is an excellent opportunity to highlight the work we have undertaken with Southern Water with the bio-cage. The fact that this is a joint presentation with Southern Waters Optimisation Team shows how satisfied they are with the project and the success which has been achieved so far. We are looking forward to sharing this information with the rest of the industry in Leeds.”

 

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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. We 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, we 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, we 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 now approved EUSR Water Hygiene training provider

AFECO has expanded its service offering to the water sector by becoming certified EUSR water hygiene training providers

As our team expands, the need to ensure all our staff and sub-contractors have the necessary accreditation and training is paramount. Working on clean water sites is particularly onerous in terms of pollution prevention. The National Water Hygiene (‘Blue Card’) scheme offered by EUSR is considered a vital part in ensuring the protection of public health. As such, it is a mandatory requirement across the UK for most water companies.

All individuals entering clean water sites or engaged in operations on the clean water network are expected to have a Blue Card to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of safe water hygiene practice. The training and assessment on this scheme is the same for direct employees of water companies and individuals employed by contractors that work on the clean water sites.

We are able to issue the Blue Card through the EUSR training course delivered by our certified trainer. The training consists of  a half day session and includes the required test and issuing of the water hygiene card. For teams of 6 people and over our courses are available at the discounted rate of £80 pp including card.

Please get in touch to book your place at info@afeco.co.uk

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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. We 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, we 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, we have established a reputation of professionalism, efficiency and innovation. AFECO is a subsidiary of EcoGenR8 Limited, a cleantech innovation and development company.

The Energy & Utility Skills Register (EUSR) is the online register of training and skills for the energy and utilities sector. Individuals that have undertaken training and/or assessment on their schemes or programmes have these recorded against their EUSR registration as an endorsement.