Penstock release at Hampton Loade Treatment Works

During routine operations for pump replacement at Hampton Loade Treatment Works a critical penstock on the High Lift Pump Suction Wells jammed. Investigations by site staff ascertained that the penstock was ‘stuck’ in a midway position. This did not prevent the suction well from being returned to service, but would stop any further similar work from being undertaken until resolved.

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Affinity Water pipe condition assessment

Hydrosave has been selected to undertake over 120 condition assessments including non-destructive testing, CCTV, soils, water and pipe sample coupon analysis. The project focuses on 12 high priority strategic mains that are expected to form part of a future main replacement or refurbishment strategy.

Hydrosave will also be developing a risk based model to identify the best locations for each survey and to categorise individual pipe lengths as high and critical risk in terms of condition, risks to customer service, available contingency plans etc.

Star contractor

Hydrosave has been selected as ‘Supporting Star – Large Contract Value’ to South East Water in a recent awards ceremony. Nominated as one of 15 suppliers Hydrosave won the award in recognition of innovation, flexibility and the provision of highly skilled and motivated employees. The award was jointly presented by Paul Butler MD of South East Water and Marcus Brigstocke the comedian/compere for the evening.

Scotland success

Hydrosave has successfully retained its leakage framework in Scotland following a retender and rationalisation of four contractors to two. Hydrosave now provides leak detection throughout the eastern areas of Scotland extending from the borders up to Aberdeen. Hydrosave also successfully retained the Nith operating region including Dumfries, Galloway and Lanarkshire.

Thames Water pipe condition assessment

Following a detailed procurement process including site technical assessments of condition assessment surveys, Thames Water has selected Hydrosave’s Pipeline Technologies division as sole supplier for large diameter pipe condition assessment. A range of services are required including pipe condition assessment, soil analysis and forensic laboratory analysis.

With over 30 years experience of pipeline inspection Hydrosave’s services include: remaining asset life assessments, condition grading, under pressure CCTV, camera inspection of internal linings, water and soil analysis, coupon extraction and insertion tapping.

Affinity Water leak detection

Affinity Water (formerly Veolia Water) has awarded a new long term framework to Hydrosave as sole supplier for leak detection services.

Hydrosave has operated on this framework since 2007, initially operating with several leakage contractors in a benchmarking process and recently with sole supplier status.

Throughout this term Hydrosave has also carried out specialist trunk mains correlation and audit projects as well as pressure logging/pressure management audit services.

South West success

South West Water has selected Hydrosave as sole supplier for leak detection services in AMP5. The contract with an initial term of 3 years and possible extensions to 9 years is significant in Hydrosave’s development strategy in the UK.

Selected due to its investment in new technology, innovation and key partnerships Hydrosave now operates contracts nationally, literally from Lands End to John O’Groats. In addition to South West Water important leakage framework customers now include South East Water, Veolia Water Central, Enterprise, Severn Trent Water, Anglian Water and Scottish Water. Specialist projects are also being delivered for Yorkshire Water and United Utilities and several significant consultancies, contractors, industrial customers and technology suppliers.