WGM and Orege – partnering for a green future.

In collaboration with our innovative technology partners, Orege, WGM has agreed to provide and install five sludge thickening plants for Scottish Water. These plants will significantly reduce operating costs and carbon emissions.

The technology thickens sludge by separating the water within the sludge from the solids. Sites with this innovative technology installed have seen tanker journeys reduced by up to 70%, with a corresponding reduction in cost and carbon emissions.

Ian Mathieson, WGM Managing Director, said:

“In partnership with Orege, we are delighted to support Scottish Water in achieving their ‘Beyond Net Zero’ and their ‘Great Value’ and ‘Financial Sustainability’ ambitions. This technology provides an effective solution that supports both of Scottish Water’s ambitions. WGM Engineering is committed to delivering projects and services that are designed to support circular economy principles. Projects such as this will help us to achieve our bold Net Zero ambition by 2033 as set out in our recently published route map.”

Jamie Hesketh, Wastewater Process Scientist, Scottish Water said:

The work clearly demonstrated the benefit of Orege thickening technology to Scottish Water allowing us to reduce tanker volumes by up to 70% benefiting the local residents and providing a sustainable reduction in our operational carbon footprint as we work towards Net Zero by 2040. The sludge produced could be pumped and transported by our existing tanker fleet at 8% dry solids while the filtrate contained lower NH4 and P than traditional equipment.

The new Orege equipment is immediately available to use as a plug-and-play package and we are excited about strategic implementation of SLG-F in other regions within Scottish Water.”


Pascal Gendrot, Orege CEO said:

“We are delighted to see the start of a wider strategic adoption of Orege innovative solutions by Scottish Water as part of its journey to Net Zero emissions by 2040. We believe that Scottish Water, with its framework contractors like WGM, is setting the pace for Net Zero in the UK water industry and beyond and we are excited to be part of this key initiative in the global combat against climate change. This partnership should be enhanced in 2022. With a total of 9 Orege solutions purchased in less than 18 months, Scottish Water stands out as a real strategic partner to deploy our technology and our innovative solutions in sludge recovery and treatment.”


About Orege

Orege, a player in the circular economy and sustainable development, is an international business specializing in the development and marketing of solutions for conditioning, treatment and valorisation of sludge. Subsidiary of the Eren group, Orege supports its customers in some ten countries from its sites in France, the United States, England and Germany.

Orege partners:

– The Alfa Laval Group: Scandinavian group, world leader, specializing in the development and marketing of products and solutions for separation, fluid transfer and heat exchange in the fields of energy, environment, agro-food and water.

– The Itochu Machine-Technos Corp Group (ITCMT): ITCMT is a subsidiary of the Japanese ITOCHU Corporation Group, one of the largest and most renowned “sogo shosha” (diversified trading house), which distributes and integrates industrial equipment and solutions, particularly in the fields of the environment and energy recovery.

– OREGE www.orege.com

WGMB JV – Charity Golf Day

Today, we finally got the chance to meet up with our WGM-B team members and our clients, Scottish Water, in person, with a day of golf and a charity raffle.

It’s hard to think Scotland without thinking golf, so we are extremely fortunate to have been able to ‘get a round in’ with our new colleagues as restrictions lifted, but before the weather got too bad!

Together, we’ve been planning, conferencing, number crunching, strategising, recruiting, and planning some more! So, it was a pleasure to take a brief pause, build on our relationships and stretch our legs, before ramping up to the next stage of this mammoth project in engineering.

We were graciously hosted by Mar Hall, also providing the backdrop to our charity raffle. Thanks to the tremendous generosity of our clients, we offered some exceptional prizes, and we’re able to raise money for Water Aid. The prizes included an overnight stay in the Dakota hotel & Gift Vouchers, to name a few!

Water aid share the same mission as Scottish Water and WGM-B, across the world: to find means to deliver clean, safe, sustainable and accessible water solutions. It’s an incredible cause and more can be found out about their work here.

WGM & Boulting (BGEN) – Announced as Scottish Water DV2 Framework Partners

WGM & Boulting (BGEN) – Announced as Scottish Water DV2 Framework Partners

WGM Engineering Ltd and Boulting Ltd (rebranded as BGEN Ltd from 1st July) are delighted to announce that we have been awarded a MEICA Framework contract with Scottish Water for the period 2021-2027, with the option of an additional six years post 2027. Scottish Water is forecasting to invest one billion pounds a year and the initial six-year period is estimated to be worth around £270m for the WGM-B Joint Venture.

The Joint Venture has fully demonstrated during the rigorous procurement process that we fully understand and wholeheartedly support Scottish Water’s Vision and Strategic Ambitions.

As a self-delivery organisation, we will be using our own people and off-site modular build facilities to standardise, reduce risk, improve efficiency and enhance quality.

Ian Mathieson, Managing Director of WGM Engineering Ltd, said:

“I am delighted that as a Joint Venture, we have secured our position on this long-term framework. Working closely with Scottish Water, we are committed to investing in local communities and creating jobs in those communities, throughout the period of the Framework. We have aligned our ambitions to reduce carbon emissions with Scottish Water, to fully support their Beyond Net Zero Emissions ambition by 2040. Our commitment to innovation, continuous learning and improvement in the way we work, will enhance productivity, reduce cycle times and improve efficiency.  We are really looking forward to working with Boulting and Scottish Water in a truly integrated and collaborative way over the next 12 years”.

Robin Whitehead is the managing director of BGEN and says:

“This award is a huge accolade for our Joint Venture and recognition of the monumental work performed by our teams leading up to this point.  I am incredibly excited to be working in partnership with WGM on this long-term contract with Scottish Water. Through this award, we will be committing to helping address a countrywide water sector skills gap and shortage, giving our existing people and new recruits the opportunity for coaching, personal development and growth, to enable everyone to achieve the very best they can”.

To find out more information on our DV2 Partner BGEN, click here: