Significant progress on our Alexandria site!

We have been progressing significantly on-site at Alexandria Water Treatment Works as part of our routine maintenance programme. Our team on site have safely and successfully replaced one of the 2no Aluminium Sulphate Tanks on behalf of our client.

By working closely with our subcontractor I-SCAFF, two bespoke scaffolds have been designed, reviewed, approved and installed in line with our Temporary Works Procedures, allowing all Operatives to navigate the working areas safely at all times.

The installation of the first scaffold granted us access in and around the two Aluminium Sulphate Tanks (tank 01, tank 02), allowing our specialised mechanical team to remove the existing pipework before the removal of tank 02. By installing a second scaffold, (which included buttress support as part of the design and build) to the exterior of the main building, which allowed us to gain access to the roof area, to begin with, the removal of the roof panels which needed to take place in order to remove the first tank through the roof.

For the removal and installation of the first tank, four of the roof panels and one roof purlin were removed by our sub-contractor, Pro-Clad, which allowed us then to proceed with the Lifting Operations of the Tank. We successfully supervised a 40-tonne Mobile Crane (provided by Forbes) and HIAB to remove and install the new Aluminium Sulphate Tank. Following the installation, our mechanical team established and connected the pipework to the new tank. On completion of this installation, Pro-Clad attended site to replace the roof purlin and roof panels until we are ready to remove and install Tank 01.

Over the next couple of weeks, our Electrical Team will be installing new containment and cables for the connection, testing and commissioning of Tank 02. Once Tank 02 is in full service, we will repeat the process for Tank 01.

All WGM employees and sub-contractors working on this project have adhered to strict COVID restrictions impeccably and to the highest standard, and always with our 5 Golden Rules in mind in how we are planning and delivering our works on site

WGM Partner with bp Chargemaster on UK’s largest ever EV infrastructure contract

WGM Partnership with bp Chargemaster on UK’s largest ever EV infrastructure contract

  • £21m EV charging contract awarded by Police Scotland to bp Chargemaster
  • The largest deal of its kind in the UK, delivering over 1,000 charge points
  • Back office integration will also give fleet users access to Scotland’s largest public charging network

bp Chargemaster has been awarded a contract worth up to £21 million by Police Scotland to supply electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure across its estates, in the largest-ever deal of its kind in the UK. The project will be delivered in partnership ourselves, WGM Engineering.

More than 1,000 charging points are set to be installed at 265 locations over the length and breadth of Scotland, including 35 ultra-fast chargers, making Police Scotland one of the first fleets in the UK to introduce this level of charging technology.

Matteo de Renzi, CEO of bp Chargemaster, said: “bp’s ambition is to become a net zero company by 2050 or sooner, and to also help the world to get to net zero. This includes not only reducing our own emissions but supporting our customers in reducing theirs. We are incredibly proud to be able to support Police Scotland through this landmark contract – the largest of its kind ever awarded in the UK – as they transition their fleet and contribute to the Scottish Government’s 2045 net zero target.”

Deputy Chief Constable Will Kerr said: “Police Scotland’s Fleet Strategy is highly ambitious, with the aim of having the UK’s first ultra-low emission blue light fleet by 2030. This substantial contract marks a major step towards that goal by making ULEVs accessible to more of our officers and staff.

“Achieving our Fleet Strategy aims will significantly reduce carbon emissions, while also reducing maintenance and servicing costs. It’s one of many strides the organisation is taking to achieve a sustainable, flexible service which meets the needs of our fellow citizens while also providing a modern, fit-for-purpose fleet for our people to use in the course of their work.”

WGM Engineering is working with bp Chargemaster on the programme, with the two firms bringing a full range of services to the delivery of the contact, from supplying the infrastructure from bp Chargemaster’s new, state-of-the-art production facility to providing operations, customer care and maintenance.

Ian Mathieson, WGM Managing Director , said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with bp Chargemaster delivering this large scale and exciting EV transition programme for Police Scotland. We will play a significant role in their journey to net zero carbon by 2045. Our partnership will provide cutting edge technology and smart solutions as well as unique local expertise on this pan-Scotland delivery.”

The Police Scotland contract is the second countrywide public sector fleet contract awarded to bp Chargemaster in Scotland, following the start of a charging infrastructure rollout for the Scottish Ambulance Service – also in partnership with WGM Engineering – with 35 sites already completed and the next 34 sites now underway.