Objectives and purpose
When over a million people are reliant on smooth project delivery, the stakes for completing a large-scale electrical assignment are significantly raised. Serving 1.2 million people in Greater Manchester, the United Utilities Davyhulme Wastewater Treatment Works is the largest plant of its kind in the North West of England – operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
With a £200m modernisation scheme currently underway at the facility, excellent project management and close collaboration between contractors are central to minimising operational disruption. So, when it came to the electrical elements of the Davyhulme upgrade project, principal contractor Laing O’Rourke appointed power engineering specialist Smith Brothers to deliver the design and installation works required.