Low carbon solution for Center Parcs


Yorkshire-based effluent treatment specialist ACWA has won a contract to upgrade the environmentally-friendly wastewater treatment (WWT) system at Center Parcs Sherwood Forest, in Nottinghamshire.

The project follows an earlier contract in which ACWA has undertaken the design, construction and commissioning of a WWT facility at Center Parcs’ new Village at Woburn Forest in Bedfordshire.
The finished process will include flow balancing, anoxic, aeration and membrane bioreactor (MBR) tanks and all associated ancillary systems. The first phase of the work involved the design and installation of inlet screens and is already complete.
Just as with Woburn Forest, the heart of the system at Sherwood Forest will be an ACWA Memtreat membrane bioreactor. This is an advanced, compact treatment process that provides a high quality effluent without requiring any additional primary or secondary clarification or tertiary treatment, and produces less sludge than conventional secondary treatment processes, according to ACWA.
Once the modifications have been completed, the plant will be able to treat up to 1200m3/day of wastewater from the restaurants, accommodation, the “Subtropical Swimming Paradise” and retail outlets.
ACWA’s UK General Manager Peter Brewer said: “We are extremely pleased to be working with Center Parcs again, on another important contract that supports their vision of sustainable infrastructure for all its sites, and ensuring nature is at the heart of all its activities.”