MAJOR CONTRACT AWARD FOR WES

June 13, 2017

The new Mayflower Water Treatment Works, currently under construction, is the flagship project in South West Water’s 2015-2020 business plan. The new works will replace the outdated treatment works at Crownhill in Plymouth and provide a secure, high-quality drinking water supply to more than ¼ million customers across the wider Plymouth area for generations to come.

The project incorporates cutting-edge water treatment processes, developed in the Netherlands and used for the first time in the UK.

WES has been working with South West Water’s delivery alliance, H5O, throughout the detailed design phase. We have now been awarded the contract to design, manufacture, install and commission twelve separate chemical dosing systems during 2017.

About the Mayflower project:

Located on the edge of the Dartmoor national park and scheduled for operation in September 2018, the Mayflower project has some impressive statistics:

  • 80,000 tonnes of earthworks required
  • 20000 tonnes of aggregate will be utilised
  • 4,500m3 of concrete will be poured
  • a 7km pipeline to be tunnelled/laid
  • 3km of cable ducts to be laid

The innovative treatment processes were developed by Dutch company PWNT and tested at a prototype facility at the Crownhill site between 2013 and 2015.

Global design and consultancy firm Arcadis is the main design contractor, in partnership with consulting engineers Pell Frischmann. Together they will be responsible for all the design work outside of the key treatment process.

Infrastructure group Balfour Beatty is the main construction contractor, in partnership with Interserve, responsible for the construction of all infrastructure, buildings and pipelines for the new water treatment works.

Arcadis, Pell Frischmann, Balfour Beatty and Interserve have been working with South West Water as part of the company’s H5O engineering delivery alliance since 2009.

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Les Bunce

Hire Business Manager

Les Bunce is Hire Business Manager. He leads the WES Hire Business responsible for managing the supply of our Temporary Chemical Dosing hire fleet on both a planned and emergency basis. Les has over 25 years’ experience in the hire industry and fully understands our customers’ hire requirements.

Patrick Fisher

Capital Projects Director

Patrick Fisher is Capital Projects Director. He leads the business stream responsible for project management, design, engineering, manufacture and delivery of “Capital project” chemical dosing systems. A degree qualified engineer with over 10 years’ experience working in fluid delivery solutions to the water, general industrial, petrochemical, and food & beverage industries.

Bob Cook

Senior Proposals Manager

Bob Cook is Senior Proposals Manager. After completing a traditional engineering apprenticeship at the Royal Aircraft Establishment, Bob was one of the original partners who started the business in 1986. In addition to board activities, Bob now applies his considerable experience to developing proposals & solutions to meet customer requirements.

Ian Price

Dosing Products Business Manager

Ian Price is WES Dosing Products Business Manager, leading the business stream responsible for delivering a wide range of standardised chemical dosing packages, ad-hoc dosing needs and ‘off the shelf’ dosing products & solutions. A mechanical engineer with over 20 years’ experience in fluid handling solutions into the water, petrochemical, pharmaceutical and food & beverage markets.

Jamie Cole

Operations Director

Jamie Cole is Operations Director. Jamie joined the business in 2018 from a career in delivery of services to the property and utilities sectors. Jamie is responsible for the management of all external operations and activities of the business including installation, service, hire & warranty.

Graham Ward

Business Development Director

Graham Ward is Sales and Marketing Director. His extensive experience includes a number of senior roles working for various SMEs and large organisations in the water, power generation, petrochemical, marine and food & beverage industries. As a qualified marine engineer, Graham has established his career in Sales and Business Development and is responsible for the business development, marketing and sales of systems, products and services across WES.

Carl Millington

Non-Exec Director

Carl joined WES as Non-Exec chairman following an appointment via the Business Growth Service to assist the business with growth strategy. A highly experienced Business Mentor, Coach, Managing Director & Non-Exec Chairman, having led product, manufacturing, contracting and service provider businesses for nearly 30 years. A strong track record of market, sales and profit growth within a diverse range of sectors.

Core competencies include business growth strategies, board & business leadership, strategic planning, sales & marketing management, P&L & balance sheet management, acquisitions, divestments, outsourcing, TUPE transfer, mentoring & coaching.

Kevin Wheeler

Managing Director

Kevin Wheeler is Managing Director. Kevin trained as an Engineer at the Royal Aircraft Establishment and joined the business in 1989. Kevin now leads the Board of Directors setting strategy and defining priorities to meet the business objectives & growth aspirations whilst adding experience to technical issues where required.