We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded a Chemical Dosing Framework Agreement (FA1310 Chemical Dosing Equipment – Lot 2) by Thames Water.
The Lot 2 agreement covers chemical disinfection and dosing equipment, which will see us supplying design expertise, engineering know-how and high-quality dosing equipment to Thames Water. The equipment will primarily be used on clean water sites across the Thames Water region and the framework will be 3 years initially with an option to extend to 7 years.
Thames Water is the UK’s largest water and wastewater services company. Each day, they supply around 2,600 million litres of tap water to 9 million customers across London and the Thames Valley. They also remove and treat more than 4,000 million litres of sewage for 15 million customers.
We have worked with Thames Water for over 20 years supplying chemical dosing systems on clean and wastewater sites across their region. The company were awarded the Lot 2 agreement after demonstrating a strong willingness to innovate and collaborate with Thames Water as well as offering products that are compliant with strong after sales support and response times.
Dick Tett, Sales & Marketing Director says, “We are very excited with the award of this framework agreement by Thames Water, as this has a potentially significant and positive impact on our growth plans. We are also proud to be helping Thames Water in our own way to deliver the largest water & wastewater capital expenditure programme in the UK.”
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Jamie Cole as Operations Director.
This is a newly created role which supports our long-term business growth plans. Jamie has extensive experience in operations, safety critical environments and field-based delivery, having previously held senior management roles within leading utility companies and major construction groups.
Jamie will be responsible for a number of core functions, including the management of all external operations and the development of our installation, service, hire and warranty offerings.
Jamie says, “I’m excited to have the opportunity to be joining the leading specialist in chemical dosing systems during the next phase of its growth strategy. I look forward to being part of the senior management team, driving the efficiency and quality of our operations for the benefit of our customers and suppliers.”
Kevin Wheeler, Managing Director, says, “I am delighted to welcome Jamie to WES. He has a great deal of experience and the right skills to help us deliver significant growth in our Services and Hire offering in line with our long-term strategy.”
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As a result of continued business growth across our four divisions, Chemical Dosing Systems & Projects, Chemical Dosing Products, Servicing & Installation and Equipment Hire, we have expanded our operations.
Thanks to the new premises, which are located close to our existing Basingstoke facility, we have gained valuable space to relocate our hire equipment. This location will become the main depot for our growing hire equipment fleet. With increasing demand for our hire service, the decision was made to expand our chemical dosing hire fleet. A service that was originally introduced to meet the need for a flexible option for use in plant shutdowns, scheduled maintenance or refurbishments.
Kevin Wheeler, Managing Director, says, “We are experiencing growth across our business and needed to create more space at our present facility. We already operate the UK’s largest hire fleet of chemical dosing equipment, and are continuing to invest and further expand the fleet. By relocating our hire equipment to a nearby site, we have gained valuable additional space for our offices and manufacturing areas.”
We pride ourselves on our ability to do what it takes to solve problems and address issues for our customers. By expanding our operations, we can continue to grow and meet the demand of current and future customers.
WES Group has expanded its short to medium term hire service for containerised chemical dosing systems.
The company’s hire service, which was originally introduced to meet demand for a flexible option for use in plant shutdowns, scheduled maintenance or refurbishments, has proved so popular that the hire range is being expanded.
Customers in the water and wastewater sector are now able to hire 5000 or 7500 litre chemical storage tanks that are ready to be shipped direct to site. Each tank is fully bunded and configured with all appropriate ancilliaries, including a tanker fill point and control panel, level instruments, alarms and an outlet valve box. Factory tested and pallet mounted, the WES systems are ready for immediate mobilisation and rapid Hiab placement. If larger storage volumes are required, multiple tanks can also be linked together.
Dick Tett, Sales and Marketing Director, explains that, “Since we introduced our hire service, we have seen many customers use our services to overcome a range of short term challenges, including emergency cover and planned maintenance. The decision to extend our range to include larger chemical storage tanks brings even greater versatility to customers.”
Hire equipment must be easy to move, fast to install and straightforward to commission. WES hire systems are palletised or containerised to simplify logistics and are robust and weatherproof to maximise location flexibility. Hiring a system, over the short or even longer term, can also make the cost of installing new chemical dosing technology far simpler, with a relatively low monthly cost that falls under OPEX budgets.
WES prides itself on its ability to do what it takes to solve problems and address issues for its customer. By extending its hire service offering, the company is bringing even more options to customers. WES can also supply dosing pumps and systems, installation services and any other ancillary items needed to get mainstream process services back on line – quickly, safely and reliably.