Aggreko, the world leader in the supply of temporary power and temperature control solutions, has completed a nine month contract to provide back-up power during the construction of a £190 million extension of the Thames Water Sewage Treatment Works at Beckton, east London.
To support the project which is being undertaken by Tamesis, a joint venture between Laing O'Rourke and Imtech, Aggreko supplied technical support and 8 MVA of standby power to back-up the mains supply during the construction of the extension.
Ben Vincent, national accounts manager for Aggreko, said: "Aggreko's proven experience and expertise in successfully delivering multi-megawatt temporary power packages was a significant factor in Tamesis and Thames Water entrusting us to deliver this project. Our package provided the best technical and commercial solution designed by our expert engineers to meet the customer's specification."
Forming part of Thames Tideway Tunnel programme, the extension project will see the construction of a 7km overflow tunnel and associated works to accommodate a 60 per cent increase in processing capacity at the Beckton facility. Beckton is one of Europe's largest sewage treatment works, and currently serves 3.5 million people. The upgrade is due for completion in 2014.