The Nereda technology, which has been installed at Thames Water’s Highworth Wastewater Treatment Works, has been selected as a shortlisted entry in the Innovation category for the ICE London Civil Engineering Awards and the Utility Week Big Bang Award for Innovation: Infrastructure.
The team at High has pioneered the first use of Nereda technology in the UK. It is a sustainable, cost-effective biological wastewater treatment process. There are now 11 further projects in development throughout the UK and more than 50 projects awarded worldwide. In addition, there are a further 50 projects planned for AMP 7. This game-changing technology has demonstrated proven advantages for leading cities across the globe, including Dublin, Utrecht and Rio de Janeiro.
Advantages of the technology include its small footprint and its sustainability, it uses up to 50% less power to provide excellent treated water quality. It doesn’t require chemicals and can provide the lowest cost of service. These benefits are coupled with efficient and intelligent optimising software.
Commented René Noppeney, Global Director of Water Technology Products & Innovation at Royal HaskoningDHV: “We are delighted to have been shortlisted for two prestigious UK awards. It is a true testimony to how important an introduction Nereda technology is to the water industry, and how it is increasingly being recognised as the future in sustainable wastewater treatment. Our success is due to a lot of hard work from our UK team and its partners – we are excited to hear the results over the next couple of months.”