An innovative approach to eutrophication.
Phosphorus, in the form of various mineral phosphates, is a key cause of eutrophication in lakes, rivers and other surface waters. Eutrophication’s effects present both financial and practical challenges for water companies.
Chemical dosing systems, which use a combination of ferric chloride, ferric sulphates and a range of metallic salts, are able to remove and capture phosphate during treatment before the water is released back into the environment.
Currently, with such a strong focus on phosphorus removal from wastewater throughout the UK there are understandably growing concerns about the capacity of the chemical dosing manufacturing base to meet anticipated demand for equipment during AMP7.
Historically the water industry has invested in large, technically complex chemical dosing systems that have long lead-times for the chemical treatment of wastewater but concerns about capacity and demand have prompted a need for simpler, standardised equipment without compromising performance or integrity.
The major benefits of standardising, small and medium sized, chemical dosing systems is that they can be built to a repeatable design and immediately manufactured in efficient batches, vastly reducing factory residence time and freeing up capacity to cope with demand.
This is an ideal solution to meet demand for chemical dosing sytems on the many smaller wastewater treatment works that currently do not have adequate phosphorus removal systems on site.
Take a look at our blog on our innovative approach to eutrophication.
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 is 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 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. Bob now applies his considerable experience to developing proposals & solutions to meet customer requirements, as well as providing technical support & passing on knowledge & expertise to colleagues across the wider WES business.
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 is Operations Director. Jamie joined the business in 2018 bringing career long experience in a variety of operational roles – including service delivery to the property and utilities sectors. Jamie is responsible for the management of all operational activities of the business including the repair, maintenance & refurbishment business stream, and our site installation and workshop manufacturing teams. Jamie also forms part of the senior management team of WES.
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 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 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.