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Water Capita Symonds has extensive engineering capability within the water and waste water sectors. Our team contains all of the disciplines required to deliver innovative, cost effective and efficient designs and services to the water industry. Capita Symonds is experienced in infrastructure and non infrastructure works both in clean and waste water and we are able to provide services both nationally and internationally. Our organisation has extensive multi-disciplinary skills that enable us to provide value added services to our clients. Working with our water environment specialists we provide a holistic flood engineering service. The Capita Group Plc, our parent company, is also able to provide extensive back office business support including call centre and transformation services. Capita Symonds has considerable experience in water network infrastructure in particular within our work on the Northern Ireland Water framework. This experience is augmented by other general and specialist engineering design capability which we have within our core business in particular our East Grinstead office. It is not sufficient just to have water network engineers for the provision of these services and Capita Symonds provides the environmental, planning, highways, tunnelling and project management experience to ensure efficient and effective designs are produced. By making available global best practice, we are able to offer leading services that can be applied to meet the needs of clients at policy, strategic and individual project level. 14


Cost Management at Beckton & Crossness


Capita Symonds provided cost management for the turnkey construction of two new sewerage treatment and sludge regeneration plants at Beckton and Crossness, East London for Thames Water plc. Also included was the management of the contingency fund and claims management on behalf of the client.

28 km Pipeline – Water Transfer

We provided services on a 28Km pipeline with 6Ml command reservoir for water transfer including all associated process engineering, chlorination, booster station and decommissioning of redundant plant. Services included feasibility, preliminary design, planning application, and EIA, commercial and cost management, project management of construction and site supervision.

Pumping Station Modifications

Engineering, design and full project execution for civil, structural and MEICA. Capita Symonds provided project management services, laser scanning, 3d modelling, hazard studies, new pumping arrangements, control system updates and 3km pipeline to reservoir designs.

Flood Alleviation Scheme

Capita Symonds undertook EIA and hydrological risk assessments including consideration of, and soft engineering design options for intake and outfall structures, development of weirs downstream and intake and provision of potential wetland habitat at the outfall, prior to joining the River Wye.


Waste Processing Centre

MEICA engineering, procurement and construction management. Capita Symonds supported the contract as a sub-contractor through modifications to sewage treatment facilities, storm tanks, agitation & pumping arrangements.

Our services included process engineering, detail design and commissioning of water deluge and extraction systems associated with centrifuge arrangement and dewatering presses. We also provided technical consultancy support to the pipe work contractor during installation phase. The Mersey Valley Processing Centre (MVPC), owned by United Utilities, is a major wastewater sludge dewatering and incineration facility located at Shell Green in Cheshire. The project included upgrading of the front end waste reception and dewatering facility and an additional fluidised bed incineration stream, with associated electrostatic precipitators and waste gas scrubbing. The MVPC also recovers energy from the flue gases in a waste heat boiler which generates steam, and ultimately electricity via a steam turbine. Working in conjunction with BAMAG gmbh we delivered the process, mechanical and electrical design. We also used our intelligent 3D CAD systems to produce the overall CAD model for the plant – a fully navigable and interactive system set up at the project outset to eliminate clashes and provide an as-built tool for future plant operating and maintenance requirements.


Durham Sewage Treatment



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