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Yorkshire Water announces £30M Saltend WWTW investment

Yorkshire Water is to invest £30M in its wastewater treatment works in Saltend, Hull to improve the site's operation.

The treatment works at Saltend, near HullThe treatment works at Saltend, near Hull

The work, which will begin in December, with completion scheduled for late Autumn 2020, will help the firm process more sludge and use it to generate energy.

Existing anaerobic digestion (AD) at the site will be extended and upgraded. The AD process produces biogas which is used to fuel Combined Heat and Power engines, heating water and generating electricity.

This electricity will be used to power the site and any surplus electricity will be transferred to the electricity grid.

Yorkshire Water is also looking at alternative uses of the biogas, such as injecting in to the gas grid to provide renewable energy to homes and businesses.

The site will also have a new inlet works, which will make the site more resilient by giving the firm greater ability to remove unwanted items from the incoming wastewater.

Yorkshire Water Senior Project Manager, Mike Smith, said: “We are delighted to announce this investment which will make a huge improvement to the performance of the site.

“This investment shows our commitment to invest in renewable energy and benefit the environment as we look at ways of becoming more efficient and self-sufficient and help keep customers’ bills low.”

Author: James Brockett,
Topic: Energy/Water Nexus , Sustainability & social value
Tags: electricity , wastewater , anaerobic digestion , Yorkshire Water


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