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Saxlund signs contract with Anglian Water

Posted: Wednesday 19th June 2013

60 years’ experience clinches major utilities contract for materials handling company

Saxlund – one of the UK’s major providers of innovative solutions for bulk materials handling and biomass combustion – has been awarded a major contract with utilities company Anglian Water.

The project, which is due to take place at the utility company’s Bedford plant, is the second contract in 2012 that Saxlund – a subsidiary of Opcon Bioenergy, the energy and environmental technology group – has secured with Anglian Water. The company is experienced in designing, manufacturing and installing quality equipment of first class specification, construction and performance in the bulk materials handling industry.

Anglian Water has a commitment to reshape its business around a low-carbon model, and as a consequence is implementing a strategy of installing high efficiency Combined Heat and Power (CHP) engines at new advanced digestion plants, as part of its Biosolids Programme.

As a result, installing these engines is an integral part of new advanced (hydrolysis) digestion plants and provides an important element in reducing operational carbon. As part of this strategy, Anglian Water is building a number of centralised advanced digestion sites which require additional sludge cake imports from satellite sites. These satellite sites require truck loading facilities.

Under the contract, Saxlund will deliver a 200m3 truck loading storage silo for the loading of dewatered sludge cake into trucks. The silo will be supported high above the road to allow cake to be loaded directly into trucks below, before being pumped into the silo and discharged by the reciprocating action of the Saxlund Sliding Frame into a truck loading discharge screw conveyor.

Matt Drew, Managing Director for Saxlund International, commented: “We are delighted to have won another contract with Anglian Water, which adds to our portfolio in the utilities sector and is testament to our capability in efficiently providing truck loading and storage solutions whilst helping the client meet their personal low-carbon targets. We’re looking forward to beginning work at the Bedford site.”

Sarah Dryhurst, Treatment Manager for Anglian Water’s Bedford works, said: “As part of our Love Every Drop initiative we are working across our region to maximise the amount of renewable energy we produce as part of the wastewater treatment process.

“The installation of truck loading facilities, like that at Bedford, will enable us to transport more sewage sludge from smaller sites to those where this can be converted into energy. What’s more, the silos that Saxlund will provide will help to ensure that our customers in the local area will not be affected by this process.”

Saxlund is a market leader in the bulk solid handling and storage sector, with more than 60 years’ experience across numerous industry sectors, including recycling, biomass combustion and waste water.

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