1 jun 2021

Royal HaskoningDHV, along with its client United Utilities and partners, was awarded ‘Wastewater Innovation Project of the Year’ at the Water Industry Awards last week (27 May 2021).

World’s first Nereda® Package Plant

The award was for the world’s first Nereda® Package Plant, which has been successfully installed at United Utilities wastewater treatment site at Westnewton, making it the water company’s smallest Nereda wastewater treatment plant. United Utilities worked collaboratively with C2V + as principal contractor, Royal HaskoningDHV and Suprafilt to develop the detailed design for Westnewton Wastewater Treatment Plant. Royal HaskoningDHV was the technology expert, working with Suprafilt as the MEICA delivery partner, who provided turnkey factory-build, transportation to site, construction and assembly, and process start-up.

With innovation high on the water industry’s agenda, the ‘Wastewater Innovation Project’ category was looking for submissions that demonstrated new approaches, technologies and ways of working that will help the sector meet the challenges not only of today, but also tomorrow. The category judges were looking to reward the best wastewater project involving technical, process or management innovation.

Meeting future challenges

Nereda Package Plants have been designed to focus on biological phosphorus removal, achieving TP consents, with little or no chemical dosing. The design, size and effectiveness of the Nereda Package Plant is a considerable step forward for high-quality, sustainable wastewater treatment at small works. The plants are designed to be efficient, resilient and flexible, and are easily extendable to keep pace with future challenges such as population growth or tighter future permit standards.

Celebrating success

Commenting on the award announcement, Barry Oliver, Nereda Regional Sales Director – EMEA at Royal HaskoningDHV: "We are very proud to have won the Wastewater Innovation Project of the Year award for our Nereda Package Plant at United Utilities' Westnewton site. The award celebrates the success of the Westnewton project, and our ongoing collaboration with United Utilities and partner organisations."

Royal HaskoningDHV's award-winning Nereda wastewater treatment solution is already being applied on six continents for municipal and industrial water. With 88 full-scale Nereda projects awarded and completed or being delivered across the world, Nereda technology is a great example of sustainable wastewater treatment, providing industry leading standards of treated water with compact, lower power usage and little or no additional chemical use, using patented granular sludge technology.

Wastewater Innovation Project of the Year