Northumbrian Water Framework Agreement

NWL Framework Announcement

Northumbrian Water  Framework Agreement

Kevin Willis - Contracts Manager at Intelect was pleased to announce that, "Intelect are a preferred supplier for the forthcoming Northumbrian Water Framework Agreement."

The scope of works Intelect will be involved with include, electrical installations and mechanical fabrication. Intelect have worked extensively with NWL on previous projects (see below) and we feel the effort put into obtaining BSEN 1090, (which covers the manufacture of handrails, access gantries and platforms) has helped us secure future work for our mechanical fabrication team.

Congratulations to all those involved in the tender process and good luck for the future.

Intelect & NWL projects

Intelect have extensive experience in the utility sector and have worked on a number of projects for Northumbrian Water including:
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Utility Companies

Intelect have worked for many years with Northumbrian Water Ltd and its Tier 1 suppliers and partners, over this time we have provided services in design, electrical installation, control panels, pipework services and machining.

All our staff are dedicated to delivering our services to the highest standards whilst maintaining best practices in health and safety. We are committed to working in partnership with both contractors and suppliers within the utility sector, providing valuable knowledge and experience, to help these companies provide utilities to homes and businesses across the country.

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Completed installation at Potto Sewage Pumping Station, North Yorkshire

Electricity at Work Regulations (EaWR) Waste Water Delivery

Client: JN Bentley
Date: September 2014 - Ongoing
Discipline: Electrical Installation

On behalf of Northumbrian Water Limited, JN Bentley Ltd contracted Intelect UK Ltd, under New Engineering Contract (NEC3) Option A, to complete the Electrical Installation work associated with the EaWR Waste Water Delivery Scheme. 

The objective of the scheme was to bring all electrical equipment up to existing standards, including; 17th Edition BS7671, Electricity at Work Regulations 1989, and NWL E0103, E0104, E0702 specifications.  

The scheme is to be undertaken over an 18-month programme, consisting of 23 sites. Although the objectives of all sites were the same, the volume of works required was specific to the respective site, some sites requiring a full electrical refurbishment, whereas, some sites only required part refurbishment, dependant on equipment currently installed.   

As of December 2014, working collaboratively with NWL, JN Bentley Ltd and other 3rd party installers, we have successfully completed 5 of the 23 sites to the gratification of all parties, within programme and with no Health and Safety issues to report.

The picture to the left shows the completed installation at Potto Sewage Pumping Station, North Yorkshire. This particular site required a full site electrical refurbishment including: removal of redundant and non-complaint equipment; installation of a new MCC Panel (Supplied by a 3rd party), earth protection and installation of Building Services. The site was also tested to ensure it compiled with the required standards and specifications.

The picture to the right shows the inside of the Telemetry Outstation. During the installation, the existing telemetry outstation was retained, and alarm signals were changed sequentially from the old equipment to the new to enable the site to be kept operational at all times. This element of works is critical to the success of any refurbishment works carried out to operational sites as disruption to water supplies or sewage discharge can lead to financial penalties to Northumbrian Water Ltd.

Through Northumbrian Water Ltd, JN Bentley have awarded Intelect UK Ltd major framework projects for the past 8 years and continues to do so.  We have worked collaboratively on various projects ranging from small pumping stations refurbishments through to new water treatment processes.

Galvanised and installed steel work at Stewarts Park Valve Chamber

High level platform

Description: Stewarts Park Valve Chambers
Client: JN Bentley
Date: March 2011
Discipline: Mechanical Fabrication
Value: £20,000

Intelect were contracted by JN Bentley to design, fabricate and install high-level platform around a compact 1m diameter valves due to NWL operatives having to climb over valves in the chamber which was causing health and safety issues.

The platforms were constructed in mild steel channel and angle in our workshop, from here they were taken to site fitted in black form and removed to be galvanised and then refitted on the underground chambers.

We were given 3 months to construct 3 platforms which was completed to the desired timeframe. The client was pleased with the quality and rapid turn around and consequently further similar and further projects to reduce health and safety hazards have been awarded.

Six knife gate valves prior to having its electric actuator fitted

Browns Point Valve Actuation

Description: Browns Point Valve Actuation
Client: JN Bentley
Date: March 2014
Discipline: Electrical Installation

NWL’s Browns Point SPS is a 3 pump dry well sewage pumping station located in Cullercoats, Tynemouth. The station was prone to blockages meaning that NWL operators were required to mechanically isolate the pumps to de-rag. The existing manually operated knife gate valves were fitted with Rotork electric actuators by a 3rd party with the electrical works undertaken by Intelect UK Ltd, these improvements greatly increased efficiencies when de-ragging and thus reduces the time spent carrying out the works.

The picture to the left shows one of the six knife gate valves prior to having its electric actuator fitted. The works were initially sequenced such that the mechanical contractor would complete his activities prior to the start of the electrical works.

In the event the sequence of works changed, the mechanical contractor encountered difficulties in removing the flange bolts. This delay caused an impact on the overall programme as JN Bentley had site establishments and site management in place for a finite duration.

As a result we came in early and installed the containment, cabling and local isolators prior to the mechanical works, once the mechanical contractor finally completed his works we returned to site to complete the cabling between the local isolators and the electrical isolators.

The picture to the right shows one of the modified valves incorporating the electric actuator, local isolator and containment along with power cabling, labels and earth bonding.

During the NICEIC testing it became apparent that there were departures from BS7671, Specifically it was not physically possible to identify the protective bonding conductors to the water services pipework and structural steelwork. As a result we were unable to issue an electrical installation certificate, in lieu we issued a schedule of electrical test results along with a report outlining necessary improvements to be undertaken by the owner.

To conclude although the installation did not go entirely to plan the works were still completed within the required timeframe, no health and safety issues arose and resources were efficiently redeployed and returned to bring the project in on budget.

JN Bentley has been one of our NWL clients over the last 8 years and continues to award Intelect UK Ltd major framework projects. We have worked on various projects ranging from small pumping stations refurbishments through to new water treatment processes.

Filter Inlet Valve, New Actuator, pedestal and ` extension spindle installed. Intelect Mechanical Ltd also undertook modifications works to the hand rails & wire guards

Mosswood Hydraulic Actuator Replacement

Description: Mosswood Hydraulic Actuator Replacement
Client: JN Bentley
Date: Jul 2012 – Oct 2012
Discipline: Mechanical
Value: £43,000

Intelect UK Ltd were contracted by JN Bentley to replace the existing 48 No. hydraulic actuators on the rapid gravity filters at Northumbrian Water Mosswood WTW. This involved decommissioning the existing system, including pipework and installing new Auma electric actuators onto the existing washout, air scour, filter inlet & filter outlet valves.

The above mechanical works were integrated with another subcontractor undertaking the electrical works, all works being sequenced across 12 No. Rapid gravity filters maintaining operation of the works throughout the projects. All works completed on time & within budget to the complete satisfaction of the client JN Bentley 

JN Bentley is one of our major NWL clients over the last 6 years and continues to award us framework projects. We have worked on many projects ranging from small pumping stations refurbishments to new sludge dewatering installations.

Barberry Close SPS

NWL Barberry Close SPS

Client: Interserve
Date: Oct 2012 – Dec 2012
Discipline: Mechanical and Electrical Design and Installation
Value: £50,000

Intelect UK Ltd were contracted by Interserve to undertake the electrical design and Installation refurbishment at Barberry Close SPS. Additionally Intelect mechanical department fabricated & installed new pipe works within the dry well of the pumping station.

Interserve are a relevantly new client of ours, this project was Intelects first opportunity to demonstrate to Interseve our mechanical and electrical capabilities and a full installation quality.

This quality of a full mechanical and electrical package is shown across all our projects undertaken by Intelect as standard.

Completed MCC prior to being split & delivered to site

Sludge De-Watering MCC

Client: Agrivert
Date: 2013
Discipline: Panel Manufacturing
Value: £110,000

Intelect UK Ltd were contracted by JN Bentley Ltd to undertake the electrical design, Installation & commissioning of two pairs of centrifuges, associated sludge conveyors and MCC’s at Bran Sands.

Following contract award Intelect undertook the electrical design and installation within the timeframe. The project was completed to the highest standard and within time and budget, and to the satisfaction of JN Bentley, NWL and AMEC.

JN Bentley is one of our major NWL clients over the last 6 years and continues to contract us major framework projects. We have worked on many projects ranging from small pumping stations refurbishments through to new water treatment processes.

Termination works taking place at the new inlet works MCC and compactors

NWL Consett STW Works upgrade

Client: Carillion
Date: June 2011 – Nov 2011
Discipline: Mechanical and Electrical Design and Installation
Value: £400,000

Intelect UK Ltd were contracted by Carillion to undertake the electrical design, Installation & commissioning of a new LV distribution system, new tertiary works and the upgrade of the existing inlet works. Additionally Intelect mechanical department fabricated & installed new pipe works within the existing sludge & top water pumping station.

Intelect came in late to this project as the original contractor was unable to undertake and complete the design to required timeframe and standards. Following contract award Intelect undertook the design and completed the installation within the revised timeframe. Although the project was to a very tight schedule the work was completed to the highest standard and within time and budget, and to the satisfaction of NWL, Carillion and AMEC. This has subsequently led to an increase in our design output.

The project was Intelect’s first NWL electrical design project. Due to the circumstances the project became high profile to NWL.

Recently installed GRP cable containment within the screw chamber, also evident is ‘Rise’ sealed aperture into the screw pump motor room.

Newport SPS Upgrade

Client: NWL
Date: April 2013
Discipline: Electrical Installation
Value: £30,000

Intelect UK Ltd were contracted by JN Bentley to undertake electrical upgrade to a screw pumping station at Portrack, Stockton. Works to include new MCC, cabling containment and building services. The following pictures were taken early in the construction phase.

JN Bentley is one of our major NWL clients over the last 6 years and continues to contract us major framework projects. We have worked on many projects ranging from small pumping stations refurbishments through to new water treatment processes.