Biogas Products Ltd, a leading contractor in biogas storage solutions and process equipment, has secured an order to design, supply and install two membrane gas holders at Hull WwTW, for Yorkshire Water contractor JN Bentley. This comes shortly after completing the installation of a new 3000m3 membrane gas holder at Oldham WwTW for United Utilities contractor Nomenca.
Plans to upgrade and extend the current anaerobic digestion facility at the Hull site, are part of a wider £30M investment programme by Yorkshire Water. The new gas holders will provide an additional 3000m3 of biogas storage, which will generate renewable energy to power the wastewater site and potentially, in the future, surrounding homes and businesses.
Biogas Products Ltd are working with Yorkshire based membrane manufacturer Power Plastics Ltd. The teams have a combined knowledge, experience and expertise that is unrivalled in the UK, and have been championing UK-based manufacturing in the Biogas industry for over 15 years. They have been steadily building a strong reputation in the water industry based on their well-thought out design solutions, process engineering knowledge and quality manufacturing capabilities – this ethos has seen them grow where others have encountered problems.
Martin Newey, Managing Director of Biogas Products Ltd explains: “We no longer need to import these technologies from overseas. We have the knowledge, expertise and manufacturing capabilities right here in the UK.
“The water industry were the pioneers of AD in the UK, as a way to process sewage waste. As the biogas industry has developed, they are now investing in upgrading their existing technologies to enable them to better utilise their biogas by generating electricity or upgrading to biomethane.”
Biogas Products have also been awarded a contract to design, manufacture and install 4no sludge/hot water tube and shell heat exchangers on the Hull site which will be used to maintain digester temperatures.
Work is already ongoing on the site and will continue until late 2020.