Northumbrian Water commissions Imtech

European technical services provider Imtech has been selected by English water company Northumbrian Water to supply the technology solution for an advanced biogas plant in Howdon.

The biogas plant will generate more than 4MW of electricity annually. The order is worth around €41 million for Imtech.

‘The new order confirms Imtech’s strong position in the UK water treatment market,’ René van der Bruggen, Imtech’s CEO, commented. ‘As part of its growth strategy 2015, Imtech is currently investigating the possibilities for exporting this knowledge to other European countries.’

Imtech has been selected to build the new biogas plant in Howdon following the successful construction of biogas plants for Anglian Water and Welsh Water, producing a combined capacity of over 6MW.

Together Imtech and its partner Galliford Try is to build the new biogas facility at the wastewater treatment works site in Howdon. Upon completion in September 2012 the plant will have the capacity to treat over 40,000 tonnes of bio solids every year. Both companies will be responsible for the design, engineering, construction, commissioning and optimisation of the plant.

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