United Utilities is the UK’s largest listed water company, with the group managing the water and waste water network for a population of 7 million people in the North West of England.
It is crucial that their electrical infrastructure remains in perfect working order, therefore Smith Brothers currently holds the framework maintenance agreement for all United Utilities’ switchgear and cabling infrastructure.
Our engineers are highly accredited and have been working in this sector for decades.
In the event of an emergency, fault, trip or system outage, our high voltage electrical engineers provide a safe, professional and responsive service to ensure the facility is back up and running as promptly as possible. We also offer a range of planned preventative maintenance programmes to keep low and high voltage distribution systems in optimum working condition.
We have an array of in-house inspection, testing, cabling, jointing and commissioning expertise, which means that – regardless of the size of a water treatment job – we can conduct the works using only our own engineers.
As the UK’s renewables market continues to expand, Smith Brothers can also provide turnkey electrical design, installation and commissioning services for the biogas projects that are increasingly being developed to run alongside sewage treatment plants.
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.