Our water sector expertise

The AFECO team have been developing and delivering projects for the water industry for over 20 years both in the UK and overseas where our experience includes clean and wastewater networks and infrastructure. Our key area of specialism lies in the treatment of wastewaters and sludges, and in particular sludge treatment using conventional and advanced anaerobic digestion, an area in which our process and commissioning knowledge is widely recognised throughout the industry.

We firmly believe that the operational requirements of a facility should form an integral part of the engineering design solutions and we draw on our extensive in-house process, commissioning and operational experience to ensure this knowledge is captured effectively at the front end and to ensure that our solutions are operationally robust as well as energy efficient and cost effective.

Innovation sits at the heart of everything we do and our engineers continually review practises, processes and technology solutions to ensure we are always able to offer the best available solutions to our clients, whether they are looking for a stand-alone work package or a complete turnkey solution. Our innovative yet robust technical and commercial knowledge combines perfectly to enable us to develop and deliver feasibility studies, business cases and designs for a wide range of projects and we have the engineering skills to implement the projects once approved.

Our capabilities include:

  • Process engineering, optioneering and site surveys
  • Mechanical, electrical and ICA design from concept to detail
  • Commissioning support, process optimisation and trouble shooting
  • Business case evaluation and preparation for ‘spend to save’ projects
  • Novel and innovative technologies and solutions
  • Turnkey solutions particularly for Ops led projects
  • Wastewater and sludge processes and solutions

We specialise in the commissioning, optimisation and trouble shooting of small and large scale wastewater treatment facilities and in process and performance optimisation. We also provide the commissioning management and support required to facilitate plant hand over. Our approach to innovation enables us to deliver new treatment solutions that deliver real whole life cost savings and represent a step change in conventional sewage treatment.

Our specialisms:

Process design and commissioning
M&E design and installation
Commissioning management and support
Process and performance optimisation
Innovative technologies and processes
Sludge treatment
Anaerobic digestion
Wastewater treatment - all stages
Biogas utilisation
Energy optimisation, reduction and generation

If you have a water project, query or problem you would like to discuss please contact our team to find out how we can help