WGM Water Treatment Works Success

WGM Engineering has completed critical DI meter work at Dhu Loch Water Treatment Works located on the Isle of Bute, Scotland, on behalf of our client Scottish Water. Meeting the needs of our customers is a priority and therefore it was crucial we maintained the water flows to the island during the refurbishment works as this eliminates the prospect of any disruption.

The overall aim of the project was to replace the outdated flow meter and valve arrangement whilst fully maintaining the supply of potable water to over 2000 properties on the island.

The projects’ success was underpinned by meticulous planning and programming such as; bypass pipework arrangements to maintain potable water delivery to the public, contingency plans during under pressure high-risk activities, transportation of plant, people and equipment.

The work conducted included:
– Excavations using an 8-tonne machine
– Exposing the 12” outlet water main
– Construction and tie in work for the bypass pipework arrangement
– Under pressure drilling on 12” main
– Testing and sampling bypass pipework
– Replacement of the pipework and the flow meter
– Electrical elements were connected and the site was commissioned

Thus, highlights our Total Service by triumphantly incorporating our Electrical, Mechanical and Civil Engineering disciplines within one project.”

The contingency plan included:
Standby pipework & Emergency fittings
Stand-by artic tankers & standby crews
DOMS network control approval

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