AVK is valve partner on South West Water flagship project
September 2020 will mark the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrim Fathers’ intrepid journey from Plymouth to America aboard the Mayflower. The same pioneering spirit is reflected in South West Water’s new Mayflower water treatment works (WTW) which is due to become operational in autumn 2019.
Located at Roborough, just north of Plymouth, Mayflower WTW uses a combination of suspended ion exchange, inline coagulation and membrane microfiltration to treat the water. It is the first time this combined technology has been used in the United Kingdom. Once it is fully operational the facility will have the capacity to produce up to 90 megalitres (90MLD) of high-quality drinking water every day.
The Mayflower WTW project took over six years from concept to completion, including two years of construction works on site. Over that period the AVK Projects team worked alongside South West Water and consulting engineers to ensure the correct valves were specified on the project. Valve specification was critical in ensuring the flow of water through the process was accurately regulated.