Veolia crowned at Princes factory

Veolia Water Technologies will supply a new anaerobic treatment plant and associated biogas treatment system to Princes.

The landmark project – signed into action on 1st July 2019, with Veolia Water Technologies – is scheduled to finish commissioning by 2020. Further opportunities have been identified to continue improving aerobic plant operations on-site, after the initial installation is complete.

Speaking on the project, Rob James, factory manager at Princes said: “The tender process during this project was highly competitive, but Veolia Water Technologies’ innovative biothane advanced upflow anaerobic sludge blanket (UASB) solution set it apart from other competitors.”

The site, which is located in Long Sutton will be fitted with the third generation of UASB technology. The biothane advanced UASB process maximises the conversion of the organic contamination in the production effluent to biogas. The biogas produced will serve as a source of energy for the production site.

The plant capacity is able to produce approx. 20,000 MWh per annum of gross calorific value. This corresponds with an approximate annual average gas consumption of 1700 UK households. The effluent water produced is of high quality and will, after final treatment, be discharged to river.

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