Two contracts have been awarded to Farrans Construction for work for Northumbrian Water.
The contracts are to improve the underground network of water pipes in County Durham and Tees Valley by the construction of a 24km, 800mm diameter pipeline to run between Lartington Water Treatment Works and Shildon via Whorley Hill. The pipeline is planned to cross underneath the River Tees and Alwent Beck.
The second contract is for work in Suffolk where Northumbrian Water operate as Essex & Suffolk Water. The project involves Farrans designing, supplying and installing a new bores treatment stream at Barsham Water Treatment Works. Plans also include an interstage pumping station, a contact tank for the existing river works flow, a 20 million litre storage reservoir along with a high-lift pumping station for the combined flows. The aim of the project is to provide a process plant able to treat the full licence of the main abstraction bores and emergency chalk bore.
Completion of these projects is planned for 2025.