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    WATER INDUSTRY AWARDS

    WWT’s Water Industry Awards 2020 Finalists

    The water industry relies on its contractors and supply chain partners to drive forward best practice in construction, innovate techniques and sustainability, while maintaining high health and safety and employment standards. We have been shortlisted for this award based on our demonstration of a combination of commercial success, agenda-setting innovation, environmental stewardship and workforce best practice.

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    Service Plus – Merrions Wood

    We have been carrying out the installation of new water mains on behalf of South Staffordshire Water in Merrions Wood, an ancient woodland situated in grade II listed parkland. The wood is home to a variety of protected species.  We received a great thank you letter from ‘Friends of Merrions Wood’ – a group set up to promote and protect the local nature reserve.

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    Storm Ciara – Network Plus resilience support

    We’ve been supporting our client, UK Power Networks to respond to Storm Ciara by providing over 80 qualified overhead lines resources and 24 arborists (tree cutting specialists). We’ve been repairing and restoring power supplies in UK Power Networks’ area. Our co-ordinator, Gareth Bowe and Emergency Response Manager, Sharon Sutton have worked really closely with UK Power Networks Operational Managers to identify suitable resources in an agile manner.

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    Network Plus supports United Utilities to renew 24km of water pipes in West Cumbria

    We’re working collaboratively with our client United Utilities, to renew 24km of water pipelines in West Cumbria. This major resilience project is to ensure continuous supplies of water for future generations. We’ve deployed a variety of techniques to renew the pipes, including sliplining and innovative use of ‘ice pigging’. John Hilton, Project Director at United Utilities gave us some great feedback recently:

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    Network Plus Winter Resilience

    We work closely with our clients to prepare winter resilience plans. Careful planning paid off recently, when we supported Cadent over a 4 day period up to Christmas Eve. Working alongside Cadent resources, we deployed additional engineers and teams from across the country to work in the London area. In total, we mobilised 27 teams in less than 10 hours to provide extra cover. Stuart Fraser, Chief Executive said “this shows that we can provide a fast, flexible service to clients, working collaboratively to support them when they need it most”.

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