Saxlund secures more UK water industry contracts for sludge cake truck reception and storage silos

Posted: Tuesday 13th January 2015

BioEnergy and bulk materials handling specialist Saxlund International, part of the Opcon energy and environmental group, has secured two UK water industry contracts to provide sludge cake loading and storage handling solutions for waste water treatment works (WwTW) in Norwich and Wigan.

With a total contract value of over £3/4 million, the projects include the design and construction of flat bottomed silos with Saxlund industry-leading sliding frame technology to discharge material via screws or sludge pumps, together with integrated control systems.

“We are seeing strong demand for proven sludge cake handling and storage systems across the water industry as companies develop Advanced Digestion schemes to improve processing efficiency. Our industry-leading flat bottom silo technology, tried and tested in hundreds of installations and specifically designed for storing and discharging non free-flowing, difficult to handle, material, has been key to securing a number of new water industry projects during 2014”, says Matt Drew, Managing Director, Saxlund International.

In a project for KMI Plus on behalf of United Utilities, Saxlund will deliver a 454m3 sludge cake storage and process feed silo, supplying an on-site Thermal Hydrolysis system at Leigh Wastewater Treatment Works in Wigan. The work is part of £30 million investment to facilitate smoother and more efficient waste water processing at Leigh and follows a previous project for United Utilities and KMI Plus at Fleetwood WwTW.

A second project includes a truck reception and sludge cake silo for Anglian Water at their Whitlingham Water Recycling Centre in Norwich. This also incorporates Saxlund’s sliding frame technology and sludge is discharged via integrated sludge pumps into a process feed silo and into a Thermal Hydrolysis process.

Saxlund, which completed a series of projects for Anglian Water in 2013, leads the market in solutions for handling difficult bulk solids including sewage sludge and alternative fuels and is sees growth across its core operating markets including Water, Cement, Energy from Waste and Combustion solutions such as CHP.

With 60 years’ experience and offices in the UK, Sweden and Germany, Saxlund International provides a complete product portfolio of silo and conveying technology covering solids handling pumps, screw conveyors, sliding frames, push floors, elevators, chain conveyors, combustion plants, control systems, rotary valves and tube feeders.

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