A phased installation was crucial on this project to keep the existing works active which had been agreed with Graham Construction and Northern Ireland Water. As you can see from the photos the equipment offered had to also fit within the existing very tight sites hydraulic constraints.
The equipment was delivered directly to site where our regional service office based in Portadown, Northern Ireland took over the mechanical installation and commissioning. This proved to be a valuable resource and ensued that the project moved forward and any issues were quickly resolved. The HUBER equipment was successfully commissioned after a 28 day testing period already on 16th October 2013.
“Having a strong local presence with a dedicated team and skilled technicians able to deliver this to a consistent high standard of workmanship ensures the project is delivered on time with the highest quality to the client. Huber is a global company with a local presence, the client has a local contact and this means project delivery of any size or complexity can be delivered with minimal fuss. Duncrue Street, Belfast will then be supported throughout its lifetime by the local regional team with prompt response and support to the end user.” commented Kieran Hagan, Regional Field Manager Ireland.
Fred Neumann, Regional Sales Manager for Huber Technology also explained “The complexities of this major project were successfully minimized and overcome, due to early engagement with NIW operations/ project manager, consultants, main contractor and their subcontractor. Installation phasing and commissioning problems had minimum impact on the project delivery. This was down to the integrity and commitment of the local Huber Technology installation team.”
- EscaMax® Belt Screen
- Versatile inlet screen
- Excellent separation efficiency due to its perforations
- Reliable cleaning of the perforated plates with a rotating brush
- Very compact system with minimum space requirements
- Easy to retro fit into existing channels
- RakeMax® Multi Rake bar Screen
- Very high screenings discharge capacity
- Low headloss
- Low installation height above ground level even in deep channels
- Control independent safety system
- WAP-SL Superior launder Wash Press
- Volume, weight and disposal cost reduction of up to 85%
- Compaction up to 50% DR
- High washed screenings quality of < 20mg BOD5/g DR
- Feeding through a launder channel or directly from a screen or conveyor
“In January 2013 Huber Technology were appointed as a sub-contractor to GRAHAM Construction to supply and install 6 No new course and fine screens at Belfast WwTW under the IWWF Phase 2 Base Maintenance scheme. Works commenced on site in July 2013 and were successfully handed over officially to NI Water in May 2014. The quality of product, workmanship and co-operation provided by Huber for this scheme was of a very high standard.” explained Gerard Mc Keever, Project Manager for GRAHAM Construction.
Peter Neeson, Operations Manager from NIW explained in the following 3 bullet points how well the project was carried out:
- "The reliability of the HUBER equipment has been excellent giving just minor teething problems which have been addressed and sorted effectively by both Huber Technology and the main contractor Graham Construction
- The screening capture rate, by both the course and fine sets of screens is excellent, evident now by how quickly the skips fill, and the significant reduction in Sewage related debris downstream of the screens. This has meant less pumping and treatment process problems for myself and break downs for NIW M&E. Prior to the new Huber screening system being installed the old one used to pass forward into the works large amounts of sewage debris which often settled out with the sludge’s .This issue drew complaints of pump blockages etc. from the sludge incinerator team ( previously NIW) now Veolia water and NIW M&E. Pump blockages are rarely an issue now on site .
- Screenings handing has been vastly improved by the installation of the Huber WAPs and launder trough system. It replaced a screw conveyor and compaction units which were housed in a purpose built building, this made the maintenance of the old units a dirty and sometimes dangerous job because of space and lighting issues. The WAP’s seem to be well capable of dealing with plug flows of screenings that occur from time to time BWWTW catchment is fairly flat, so in wet weather screenings can arrive at the works on mass after a dry spell, the new WAP’s seem to be very good at dealing with this."
For more information please contact HUBER Technology UK, Rachael Harvey: +44 1249 765052, email rhhuber.couk