ESG Awarded Phase One Water Treatment Contract at Battersea Power Station

Posted: Wednesday 13th April 2016

ESG has been awarded a contract to supply water treatment equipment for phase one of the Battersea Power Station redevelopment.

This new contract will see ESG provide a range of equipment for the treatment of cooling tower water within the Phase One temporary cooling compound, while the project to build the permanent facility is ongoing. Also included is a two year monitoring agreement which will commence when the system goes live September 2016.

The Battersea Power Station, in South West London, opened in 1933 and provided coal-powered energy until it was decommissioned 50 years later. As the largest brick building in Europe, this iconic landmark has been a prominent feature on the London skyline for generations, although, it has largely been vacant since 1983. Phase one will take place across two buildings and will comprise over 864 new homes, offices, retail outlets, and 11 acres of open space, with completion set for 2016.

ESG was specified as a preferred supplier by Hoare Lea for its green approach to cooling tower water treatment. The comprehensive solution will include cooling tower disinfection, softened water make-up and bleed water recovery, and equipment provided will include ESG's Ozone and Oasis units, both environmentally efficient systems.

Ozone is a highly effective oxidant which is approximately four times more reactive than chlorine, the more traditional alternative. A powerful disinfectant, Ozone eliminates bacteria, viruses and cysts, as well as reducing waste.

ESG's water recovery system, Oasis, uses a combination of filtration, ion exchange and reverse osmosis to purify effluent water, enabling typically 60 to 70 per cent of the water to be recycled as fresh make-up which would otherwise be wasted. Oasis will not only reduce the projects water footprint but also provide a significant cost saving.

Mick Pratt, commercial director, Built Environment Services, ESG, commented: "We are proud to be involved in the redevelopment of such an iconic site. Our client-focussed approach has allowed us to work in close partnership to provide a complete water treatment solution. ESG is able to deliver timely and expert consultancy to allow the Battersea Power Station redevelopment to not only reduce its carbon footprint but also save on water costs."

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