Valmet to supply solids measurements and sludge dewatering optimizer to Northern Ireland Water in Culmore, Northern Ireland

Jul 18, 2023

Outside of Northern Ireland Water's wastewater treatment plant

Valmet will deliver several solids measurements and a Valmet Sludge Dewatering Optimizer (Valmet SDO) to Northern Ireland Water’s (NI Water) wastewater treatment works in Culmore, Northern Ireland. The optimizer working together with Valmet’s reliable solids measurements aims at enabling longer and more consistent running of the plant. This project is part of a major improvement work conducted by NI Water in Northern Ireland to enhance the local environment and help in working towards NI Water’s Carbon Reduction strategy.

The order was included in Valmet's orders received of the first quarter 2023. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The delivery takes place during the first half of 2023.

“NI Water continues to work with nature to support sustainable economic growth throughout Northern Ireland. We trust in Valmet’s innovative technology to support us with the optimization of Wastewater solids to reduce sludge tanker movements, chemical costs, energy costs and contribute to NI Water’s Carbon Reduction strategy” says John Bell, WWPL Programme Manager, NI Water.

"With this project, NI Water renews its confidence in our equipment and optimizes its wastewater operations with our Valmet SDO’s technology. Reliable solids measurements enable accurate monitoring of the sludge dewatering process and provide valuable process data. Costs savings and process efficiency can be increased when the measurements are linked with an advanced online sludge dewatering optimizer," explains Andy Ryan, Sales manager, Automation Systems business line, Valmet.


Technical information about the delivery

The delivery consists of Valmet Sludge Dewatering Optimizer (Valmet SDO) with two Valmet Dry Solids Measurements (Valmet DS) and two Valmet Total Solids Measurements (Valmet TS).

Valmet Sludge Dewatering Optimizer has been developed especially for optimizing sludge dewatering centrifuges at municipal and industrial wastewater plants. In addition to savings in chemicals, energy and transportation costs, the entire plant capacity can be increased as the amount of solids circulating at the plant is smaller.


About the customer

Northern Ireland Water is a Northern Irish Government Owned Company (GoCo), set up in April 2007 to provide the water and sewerage services in Northern Ireland, delivering clean, safe drinking water to approximately 840,000 households and businesses. The company collects approximately 330 million liters of wastewater per day from around 669,000 households and organizations connected to the sewerage system and transfer it to a works where it is treated and disposed of safely.

The Culmore Wastewater Treatment Works treats wastewater from the city and surrounding area. The plant serves an approximately 150,000 customers. Culmore has been used for wastewater treatment since 1979 with a major extension completed in 2006 to provide full secondary treatment, with an associated sludge dewatering plant.


For further information, please contact:
Andy Ryan, Sales Manager, Automation Systems business line, Valmet, tel. + 44 7553 813 335

Read more about Valmet’s solids measurements for wastewater