Welsh Water

About this Project

Tema partnered with Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water to come up with an innovative way to tackle the upgrade program of booster stations by introducing a ‘Cabinet mounted’ approach. Instead of trying to repair the existing aging installations, they are simply replaced with prefabricated stations, manufactured by Tema. The stations are pre-assembled in the Tema workshop, which means all the electrics and controls can be tested prior to site arrival, minimising commissioning time.

The cabinet mounted approach is proving to be hugely successful; not only does it mean the new station will last another 25-30 years, but it also allows for fast installation, which minimises duration on site, and the inherent outage period, reducing disruption for Welsh Water and its customers. Furthermore, it lessens the need for supply diversions helping lower costs. “Pre-building these modules seemed a very logical step” acknowledged Andy Marinos director of Tema“ it enables the rapid installation of the modules which is key to the success.” Tema are continuing to develop this approach further for other water boards and expanding the approach for other utilities.