KIRK UK completes extension at the existing WwTW site in the Isle of Man
KIRK UK, part of KIRK GROUP, has successfully upgraded the existing Meary Veg waste water treatment works located in Santon, Isle of Man, for Untied Utilities.
The Isle of Man produces on average 15,500m3 of sewerage waste daily, of which 67% needed to be treated at the Meary Veg site. To do this KIRK were assigned to design, supply and install four extra glass-fused-to-steel storage tanks: two sludge storage tanks, one thickened sludge storage tank and one septic tank. All the tanks came completed with glass-fused-to-steel roofs.
Glass-fused-to-steel is a very unique tank finish where two materials are fused together to achieve the best of both: the strength and flexibility of the steel combined with the corrosion resistance of the glass. Thanks to the factory applied coating process involved in the preparation of this tank technology, the customer will benefit from a consistent quality that is not dependent on site conditions, also ensuring long term aesthetics and reduced maintenance costs.
The plant is now capable of storing the extra sludge and septic waste which will start to be imported into the improved facility. The extra tanks will provide a means of both storing and gravity thickening the imported sludge before it is transferred to a separate sludge treatment process. Through the treating process which will take place at Meary Veg WwTW, the plant will produce thermally dried sludge which will ultimately be disposed in a nearby Energy from Waste plant.