News & Events

CIWEM Water Aid Charity Golf Competition

#Watersolutionsireland were pleased to take part in CIWEM Water Aid Charity Golf Competition, with our own Conor McKeown, Eamon Magee and Barry McCartan.

CIWEM Morning Conference

Water Solutions Ireland attended the CIWEM NI Morning Conference on 18th September 2019 at Stormont Estate. The theme this year was “Delivering for today whilst safeguarding for tomorrow”. It was great to hear all the speakers talk about the good work that is ongoing in Northern Ireland whilst sharing their knowledge and experiences regarding the matter. #CIWEM_NI #WaterSolutionsIreland

RBC Arriving to Donemana WwTW

Back in July, Water Solutions Ireland successfully installed three Rotating Biological Contactor Units into Donemana WwTW. We would like to thank Deane Public Works for having the civil works prepared for the install and to thank Jacopa for the supply and delivery of the units. We are proud to say that our own Eoghan Martin done a great job at ensuring everything ran smoothly. #SWELLProject #WaterSolutionsIreland

STAFF tRAINING

We are celebrating our very productive colleagues who have just received their lovely new certificates. Well done to Hannah Fergie who obtained her First Aid at Work and Barry McCartan who successfully completed his IOSH Managing Safely Qualification

Water Solutions Ireland expand to new premises!

Water Solutions Ireland are pleased to announce that we have moved to new offices within the Carnbane Business Park. With expansion in mind, we are confident that our new office location will allow for growth within the Company and will also provide existing office and site-based staff with a greater flexibility to work effectively. Water Solutions Ireland is a full service Process, Mechanical & Electrical contracting company offering full design & project engineering services. We are a homegrown local engineering company providing global solutions with strong links forged with a wide range of suppliers through years of working within industry.

Conor McKeown hands over the reigns as CIWEM NI Branch Chair

Water Solutions Ireland would like to congratulate our very own Conor McKeown, Commercial Director for successfully completing his time as CIWEM NI Branch Chair for 2018/19. Conor worked extremely hard with the help of the CIWEM committee members throughout the year organising a series of informative events (and a few social ones too!) bringing together water and environmental professionals dedicated to working for the public benefit. The theme for the year was “Innovation to Protect and Enhance the Environment” which was a common thread throughout all calendar events held for the period 2018/19. Notable events included the Annual Conference held at the Long Gallery – Parliament Buildings in September 2018, several technical meetings throughout the year in conjunction with the EI, ICE and IoW. The CIWEM Annual Dinner was held in May 2019 and the calendar year was then rounded off by the Annual AGM and an excellent site visit to the Mourne Wallo get a glimpse of the restoration project to repair and restore the ‘The Mourne Wall’ which surrounds the NI Water Reservoir in the Mourne Mountains.

Both Conor and Water Solutions Ireland extend our well wishes and congratulations to Warren Boal, the CIWEM NI Branch Chair for 2019/20. We look forward to participating in the events lined up for the CIWEM NI Programme 2019/20.

Water Solutions Ireland successfully complete Water Hygiene Training

Several members of the Water Solutions Ireland project delivery team successfully undertook the National Water Hygiene Training course delivered by Training Solutions NI Ltd. The National Water Hygiene Scheme plays a plays a vital part in ensuring the protection of public health and promoting safe drinking water practices. The successful completion of this course allows all members of our project delivery team involved in the provision of clean water to uphold high standards of hygiene and safety, ensure that drinking water remains clean and safe, and that consumers are protected through utilising core competencies and best practices.

International Women in Engineering Day (23rd June)

Did you know that June 23rd marked the International Women in Engineering Day? This is an annual day of celebration and awareness for women working in engineering brought to you by the Women’s Engineering Society. According to the Wise Campaign (2017), surveys indicated that only 11% of the engineering workforce was female. INWED is an international awareness campaign to raise the profile of women in engineering and highlight the amazing career opportunities available to girls & women in this exciting industry. #TransformTheFuture

 

Shared Waters Enhancement & Loughs Legacy (SWELL) Project Launch Event

The Shared Waters Enhancement & Loughs Legacy (SWELL) project represents a cross-border partnership comprising NI Water, Irish Water, Agri-Food & Biosciences Institute, Loughs Agency and East Border Region, working collaboratively to improve water quality within the shared waters of Carlingford Lough and Lough Foyle.

 

Water Solutions Ireland have been appointed as MEICA contractor for both Warrenpoint WwTW located in Co. Down and Donemana WwTW in Co. Tyrone.

 

Warrenpoint WwTW was constructed in 1976 to serve a design population equivalent of 16,195, with treated effluent discharged directly into Carlingford Lough. Several primary drivers associated with the works have led to the requirement for the upgrade of Warrenpoint WwTW including the existing plant and equipment approaching the end of its useful life and tighter consent conditions for nutrient removal and microbiological reduction. The works involved at Warrenpoint WwTW include the upgrade of the existing treatment works to increase the capacity to 21,000PE and to ensure discharge standards compliance with both the Urban Wastewater Treatment Regulations and NI Environment Agency discharge standards. Water Solutions Ireland, in conjunction with Geda Construction and Atkins have designed and built a complete new wastewater treatment works. Phase 1 of the works under the SWELL project includes a new inlet works, new FBDA aeration system and MCC upgrades to suit.

 

The existing site at Donemana WwTW, currently designed for 634PE, was noted to be at the end of its useful design life. The new works has been designed to meet a future population equivalent for 1217PE and also to treat effluent to a tighter discharge consent. A complete civil and MEICA solution was proposed for the new works consisting of primary settlement, biological treatment encompassing 3 No. Rotating Biological Contactors, final settlement and sludge management facilities. The capital investment to the Works will provide significant additional treatment capability for the surrounding catchment area.

  

Institute of Water Conference takes place at the Titanic Belfast

The Institute of Water Annual Conference took place at the Titanic Belfast on the 27th & 28th June. Water Solutions Ireland attended the Annual Conference, with this years theme being ““Disrupt or be Disrupted” – How Disruption is Transforming the Water Sector”. The event, hosted by Sara Venning, Institute of Water President Elect and Chief Executive Officer of Northern Ireland Water, set out an agenda over the two day Conference which included highly informative sessions delivered by key speakers and interactive panel discussions with water & wastewater industry leaders.

 

The IoW Annual Conference is noted as a key networking event in the water & wastewater industry calendar and Water Solutions Ireland were delighted to have the opportunity to exhibit. Eamon Magee, Managing Director and Conor McKeown, Commercial Director attended the Conference to share the work that Water Solutions Ireland have been carrying out within the water sector.