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Grafham Water Treatment Works resilience project, Cambridge

  • Lecture
  • Cambridge
  • 13 February 2019
  • 18:00 - 20:00
Grafham Water Treatment Works resilience project, Cambridge

About this event

A £28 million, NEC-procured resilience project for Anglian Water at Grafham Water Treatment Works near Huntingdon in Cambridgeshire. The project involved significant reuse and adaptation of existing assets, which saved £30 million and reduced embodied carbon dioxide content by 62%.

This resulted in the project winning the Carbon Reduction Project of the Year Award at the 2017 British Construction Industry Awards.

The scheme proposed building a new 37km long 1100mm diameter supply pipeline from the Hannington covered reservoir to the works. Through collaborative working, the project team identified an alternative solution in which flows could be reversed in the existing 36km, 900mm diameter, 50-year-old pipeline which supplies water from the works to Hannington. During a works outage, water could be supplied from Hannington to a new 44 megalitre covered service reservoir next to the works. A ground-breaking flow-reversal trial in 2012 proved the viability of the solution.


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Event venue

Cambridge University Department of Engineering
Lecture Room 6
Trumpington Road
Cambridge CB2 1PZ
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Chris Dodson

e: [email protected]