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Hydrok contribute to the Weymouth Olympic preparations

Posted: Thursday 15th December 2011

With the 2012 Sailing Olympics at Weymouth fast approaching Wessex Water and contractor May Gurney brought in Hydrok UK Ltd to supply a turn-key solution to improve existing Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs) in the town in preparation for hosting the sailing events for the 2012 Olympics. The CSO replacement programme is a part of AMPS 5 improvements but, due to the forthcoming event, Wessex Water fast tracked and prioritised the CSO upgrade at Wyke Regis, Castle Cove and Doncaster Road. The existing 10mm CSO screens needed to be upgraded to 6mm screens in all locations for which the Hydrok wedge wire screens were selected.

Hydrok installed two Hydrok MecMex screens, one at Castle Cove and the other at Wyke Regis which also incorporated the Hydrok MecMex lifting system, a Hydrok Peak Screen was installed at Doncaster Road. Council requirements meant that all work had to be completed by the end of July 2011 as an embargo on all road work was to be brought in preparation for the Olympic Test Events starting on the 31st July 2011. For security reasons once the installations were completed and commissioned all man hole entry was sealed. Hydrok managed the whole project from start to finish and removed all the old screens and recycled them.

Martin Tolman, Hydrok’s Technical Sales Manager said “this was a turn-key solution for Wessex Water and although it was part of the AMPS 5 programme the fact that the Weymouth is hosting the 2012 Sailing events meant time was a governing factor for the work to be carried out. The Hydrok manufacturing and installation teams pulled all stops out and the all the replacement CSO screens were installed during March well ahead of the council deadline. ”.

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