Intelect Secures Long-term Contract With Northumbrian Water

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Intelect Secures Long-term Contract With Northumbrian Water

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Intelect are delighted to announce a long-term framework with local utilities giant, Northumbrian Water, becoming a Direct Delivery Partner to assist their asset delivery team on both their waste water and clean water sites.

The framework, which covers the entire North East area and beyond, will see Intelect provide electrical and mechanical support on any new installations and existing asset refurbishments across Northumbrian Water’s operational sites.

Having worked with the company for over 20 years, Intelect have a longstanding relationship with Northumbrian Water and their Tier 1 suppliers, who include the likes of Mott MacDonald Bentley and Interserve.

The national framework, which commences this month, is the first of its kind to be awarded to Intelect, and comprises of a group of seven other companies, three of which are based in the North East.

Intelect are proud to be expanding on their already strong range of engineering capabilities, with the framework potentially allowing for further employee growth in the coming years.

Intelect’s Contracts Manager, Kevin Willis said, “We are thrilled to be expanding on our service offering for Northumbrian Water. I have worked with them personally for nearly 30 years, 20 of which have been with Intelect, so it’s great to continue such a positive relationship.

“As a North East based business, it’s great to see large local companies awarding long term frameworks to local businesses, and we look forward assisting Northumbrian Water over the coming years and beyond.”

As a Direct Delivery Partner of Northumbrian Water, Intelect will work collaboratively with the business to identify and deliver cost effective and efficient solutions to their customers.

Lily Craw, Buyer at Northumbrian Water, said: “We’re delighted to award a long-term framework to Intelect. Having a long-term framework in place enables better planning and we’re proud to be able to support a local business and help boost the economy of our region. We look forward to continuing our excellent partnership working with Intelect.”

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Client: MM Bentley
Date: Aug ‘19 – Jun ’20
Discipline: Electrical Installation

Works included:

  • Installation of cable containment around the perimeter of the treatment hall building
  • High bay lighting.
  • Process plant and equipment installation of cabling and terminations.
  • Waste Water & Contact Tanks,
  • De-Chlorination System
  • External lighting.

In November 2017 Intelect UK Ltd were chosen by MM Bentley as a key electrical installation supplier for a proposed upgrade of an existing borehole water treatment plant at Murton Berwick Upon Tweed. A new water treatment works consisting of pressure filters and chemical dosing was to be constructed off line alongside the existing works and required to be operational by late 2020. Given the relatively short timeframe Intelect were invited to a ‘Design Sprint’ at the Seaham hub where other key suppliers worked collaboratively to formulate an outline design to which prices could be calculated formulating a target overall costs for the scheme. Over the following 14 months MMB designers in Cambridge produced an electrical installation scope and drawing package, this package was received by Intelect for final pricing and an NEC3 Option C design & construct contact was awarded a short time later.

Prior to commencement of site works detailed electrical termination and loop drawings were prepared by Jamie Colledge, these drawings were reviewed and signed off by the clients appointed electrical engineer Dave Bell. Dane Steel was handed the responsibility of supervising the site works and a small team of electricians were assigned to the project with Andy Rudd being in overall charge.

Site installation began in August 2019 with the first activity being the installation of cable containment around the perimeter of the treatment hall building and high bay lighting. Process plant and equipment soon followed opening the way for the installation of cabling and terminations. Before and after pictures of the first stage of works.

Work progressed through the remainder of the year within the treatment hall building and come the Christmas shutdown we were ready to move across to the adjacent High Lift Pumping Station. Between January and March the electrical work within the pumping station was completed enabling the MMB commissioning team to start their testing. It was towards the end of this period that the COVID-19 Pandemic arrived in the UK which had a dramatic effect on the day-to-day progress on not just this project but all other works within Intelect. After a temporary suspension of site works Dane and his team returned to site to see out the remainder of the internal installation works.

At the start of spring our attention turned to field equipment located external to the treatment hall and pumping station, these works included the Waste Water & Contact Tanks, De-Chlorination System and external lighting. Local containment and isolators were mounted then cables we installed through underground ducts, terminations were completed by late May leaving only the external lighting left to essentially complete our works. During the early part of this period we were still working under lockdown conditions but as restrictions started to ease the site team were again able to book into local overnight accommodation allowing for more efficient working and less miles on the road. External lighting and final snagging was completed in late June, the site then went through an evaluation period which at time of writing is still ongoing.

We have received positive feedback for the quality of the electrical installation from both MMB and the end user NWG which is a credit to Dane Steel and his site team, they have all delivered a first class performance under sometimes unprecedented difficult conditions. A total number of 4750hrs were worked on site with no reported incidents or accidents, a great achievement. Another member of the Intelect team ‘the unsung hero’ is Jordan Whelpton - Jordan has had the unenviable task of keeping a commercial eye on the project, providing MMB quantity surveyors with monthly payment applications and the difficult task of answering many queried during the final audit sign off.

My personal thanks to Dane Steel, Andy Rudd, Jamie Colledge and Jordan Whelpton plus all others that have worked on this project.

Kevin Willis

Contracts Manager

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The ultra-portable Focus S70 enables fast, accurate measurements of objects and buildings. It records architectural façades, complex structures, production and supply facilities, accident sites, and large-volume components delivering realistic and true-to-detail scan results.

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  • Range from 0.6m up to 70m.
  • IP Class 54.
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  • Night Mode scans in low light conditions.
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  • HD photo overlay up to 165 megapixel colour.


The ultra-portable Focus S70 enables fast, accurate measurements of objects and buildings. It records architectural façades, complex structures, production and supply facilities, accident sites, and large-volume components delivering realistic and true-to-detail scan results, with a distance accuracy to +/- 1mm. This revolutionary service can be utilised as a single service, or inclusive of Total Turn Key Solution. Not only does it minimise downtime and site disruption, but it also reduces Health and Safety Risks and allows for clash detection.


Through the use of our latest surveying equipment, we are able to produce both 2D and 3D drawings of our client’s sites. With this, we can then produce walkthrough videos for presentations, in addition to in-situ preview designs, which allow you to see the design as it would appear on site once built. This not only improves quality control, but also allows mistakes to be spotted before the build process, saving valuable time and resources.


We are now able to offer point cloud modelling to all new and existing customers.

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  • Walkthrough videos for presentations.
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Point cloud modelling is a fast and accurate way to survey your premises.

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  • Mapress Pipework Systems
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  • Copper Pipework Systems
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Following on from the success of the Bran Sands PTA Biogas Reuse Project in 2012 NWL once again chose to engage Interserve Construction Ltd as Main Contractor on the new Bio-Methane ‘Gas to Grid’ Project at Howdon.

The success of this project would be measured upon the ability to deliver the project on time, one budget and to the highest quality, As with Bran Sands, Interserve chose Intelect UK Ltd as their preferred electrical sub-contractor based upon our ability to deliver on these success factors.

Work commenced on the site in late July 2014, with the first tasks being the earthing of the formwork within the foundations of the Grid Entry Unit, Pre-Treatment Plant, Bio-Methane Upgrade Plant, Transformer Plinth and, as shown in the picture below the LV Switch Room plinth. Additionally as a part of a dedicated TNS Supply an Earth Rod Nest was installed adjacent to the LV Switch Room.

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The overall scale of the project can be seen from the picture to the left. In the foreground we can see the Pre-Treatment Plant with the gas export line disappearing uphill to the Grid Entry Unit. In the background we can see the Plant Rooms and Bio-Methane Process area with the Absorption, Desorption and Flash columns clad in scaffold. To the left are the Propane Storage Tanks with a steel protection cage fitted over

The project brought together contractors from across Europe, all with a common goal of delivering a ‘Gas to Grid’ deadline of the 30th November. The Interserve site project team led by Graeme Eagling kept the project on track and with excellent collaboration between all stakeholders the target date was achieved. We look forward to continuing our good relationships with both Northumbrian Water & Interserve Construction Ltd.

Project Information

Project: NWL Howdon Bio-Methane
Client: Interserve Construction Ltd
Sector: Utilities, Renewables
Discipline: Electrical Installation
Value: Various

Additional Information

Find out more about this project or the services we provided please contact a member of our team:

Teesside: 01642 878784

Humberside: 01472 344901

The Midlands: 01455 286071