The new project follows hard on the heels of an earlier contract in which ACWA has undertaken the design, construction and commissioning of a WWT facility at Center Parcs’ new Village, 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.
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 retails 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.”