Franklyn Yates Engineering Limited have been contracted by Crown House Technology in partnership with United Utilities to deliver the installation of the new aeration pipework and walkways using module design, which reduces on site activities dramatically.

Davyhulme WwTW is United Utilities’ largest wastewater treatment works, which serves over one million people in Greater Manchester. It has been undergoing a £200 million modernisation process, which started on site in 2015 and is now close to construction completion.

The upgrade is required to ensure it complies with tighter discharge consents and the impact of local population and trade growth. The scheme is the largest live wastewater treatment project currently being constructed in the UK. It is a collaborative design and build scheme between United Utilities and the principal contractor Laing O’Rourke.

The objective of this optimisation is to make Davyhulme the most efficient plant of this type in the UK, with stringent targets for power and chemical usage as well as significantly reduced operational working hours.

This has significantly contributed to the exemplary health and safety performance of the project.  At present it stands over 1.3 million working hours on site without a reportable incident.

This project will also leave United Utilities with a greatly improved major asset, fit for the envisaged future demands of Greater Manchester. 

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