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Veolia Boosts Maintenance and Industrial Capabilities with Technology

Veolia, has extended the capabilities of its Industrial Site Services (ISS) team with the introduction of the latest vehicle technologies. By limiting any process downtime these will also help industrial sites to boost cost-efficient productivity. Designed to tackle complex site process cleaning projects in sectors such as petrochemical, water utility, chemical, food and beverage and…

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Ecolab Unveils Global Intelligence Center

Ecolab’s latest customer initiative, the Ecolab Global Intelligence Center, has been launched to help companies enhance data-driven performance and sustainability. As companies adopt digital technology including IoT-connected devices to better manage operational performance and advance their productivity and sustainability goals, they are producing a large amount of data with the most critical—data that supplies insights…

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The Right Replacement Fill for Your Cooling Tower

Steve Kline, product applications manager at Baltimore Aircoil Company, Inc., explains the importance of fill media selection for optimising cooling tower performance in industrial applications.    Cooling towers offer a proven and cost-effective solution for rejecting heat from condenser water and industrial processes. To maximize the operating cost savings, the fill media — the heat…

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What Are Commercial Heat Pumps and Why are they so Popular?

02.12.2021, 18:40 What Are Commercial Heat Pumps and Why are they so Popular? The extraordinary impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on commercial energy bills is the latest in a series of price increases that have doubled costs for businesses over the past decade and driven renewed interest in energy saving measures including commercial heat pumps.…

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Veolia Accelerates UK Hydrogen From Water Programme

30.11.2021, 11:22 Veolia Accelerates UK Hydrogen From Water Programme Veolia is advancing a programme to develop hydrogen gas supply infrastructure and decarbonise energy supply.   Believed to be the first application of its type in the UK, the company’s latest development is now managing projects which incorporate electrolyser technology to derive hydrogen from water, and…

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UN Global Compact LEAD Status for Ecolab

28.09.2021, 16:35 UN Global Compact LEAD Status for Ecolab Ecolab has become the latest of only 37 companies to achieve LEAD status for engaging with the United Nations Global Compact, a voluntary initiative based on CEO commitments to implement universal sustainability principles. To be eligible for LEAD status, the more than 12,000 companies in 160…

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Thames Water Contract

22.09.2021, 12:28 Thames Water Contract Kier has been appointed by Thames Water to deliver a £66 million design and build project at Mogden Sewage Treatment Works (STW) in Isleworth, West London. The new works on the site of Thames Water’s third-largest sewage treatment works will include the design and construction of significant new facilities designed to provide…

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Optimised Hospital Lighting Achieves Savings

05.07.2021, 09:14 Optimised Hospital Lighting Achieves Savings As part of a £4 million energy performance contract with United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT), Veolia has upgraded lighting at Lincoln County Hospital, Pilgrim Hospital in Boston, and Grantham and District Hospital.   The new lighting systems will enhance the patient care environment, cut carbon, deliver a…

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RoSPA FM Sector Award

22.06.2021, 08:28 RoSPA FM Sector Award EMCOR UK has been presented with a fifth consecutive RoSPA Facilities Management sector award in recognition of health and safety practices at sites it manages for the UK’s Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE). The company consistency in winning winning 10 consecutive Gold Medal Awards for safety policies and practices at sites…

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Derailing Legionnaires

21.04.2021, 13:22 Derailing Legionnaires Paul Sear, a technical manager within SOCOTEC’s Water Hygiene team, considers Legionella management in the UK’s rail industry. From depots and on-board facilities to redundant outbuildings and old carriage wash systems, Legionella bacteria can grow in a range of locations within the rail industry. But who is responsible for managing the…

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Helping Businesses Manage Their Water

23.03.2021, 15:44 Helping Businesses Manage Their Water Ecolab has upgraded its Smart Water Navigator tool which offers businesses a cost-free insight into the value of the water used by their operations and supports them in establishing corporate water goals. The enhanced tool comes at a time when rising industrial water use continues to contribute to…

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Saving Plastic and Lives

22.03.2021, 08:38 Saving Plastic and Lives On World Water Day, Dutch charity Made Blue and MIW have launched a water fountain offering UK consumers the option to donate 75p via a QR code to clean water projects in developing countries.   The small contribution will guarantee at least 500 litres of clean, fresh drinking water to a community…

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Veolia joins UK Net Zero Carbon Delivery Framework

11.03.2021, 13:29 Veolia joins UK Net Zero Carbon Delivery Framework Veolia, has secured a place on the United Kingdom’s new ETL Net Zero Carbon Delivery (NZCD) Framework which is designed to advance progress on public sector’s carbon targets.   The company has been awarded a place on all four lots covering All Encompassing Technologies, Heating…

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Selecting Packaged Standalone Chillers

08.03.2021, 14:37 Selecting Packaged Standalone Chillers Solutions engineer Adam Wells discusses sizing, liquid media and controls in packaged chiller integrations.  When considering a liquid chiller system, precision and accuracy are critical for the temperature control of the application. Innovative cooling equipment is essential to regulate temperatures to ensure effective control. Find out how to select…

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Gold Cradle-to-Cradle Certification

11.02.2021, 16:11 Gold Cradle-to-Cradle Certification The SURE range of plant-based, 100 per cent biodegradable cleaning products from Diversey has been awarded Gold certificates by the Cradle-to-Cradle Products Innovation Institute. Cradle to Cradle certification recognises safer, more sustainable products that support the circular economy.  The products in the SURE range cover all routine and daily cleaning…

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From Invention to Injection

14.01.2021, 21:32 From Invention to Injection Ecolab has been providing vital support to pharmaceutical companies developing Covid-19 vaccines. Since the emergence of COVID-19 nearly a year ago, pharmaceutical companies around the world have worked at unprecedented pace to deliver an effective vaccine. Although prior vaccine development took years, and sometimes decades, this time around it…

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Ecolab Named to CDP A Lists

18.12.2020, 00:20 Ecolab Named to CDP A Lists The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) has added Ecolab to its A List for Climate, as well as Water Security. The double A listing recognizes the company’s environmental leadership, transparency and determination to take action. Ecolab is one of 64 companies to earn this distinction out of than…

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Dublin Teaching Hospital Awards EPC

07.12.2020, 14:56 Dublin Teaching Hospital Awards EPC St. James’s Hospital in Dublin has signed a new Energy Performance Contract (EPC) with Veolia in partnership with the Carbon and Energy Fund Ireland (CEFI). Under the agreement, Veolia will manage projects covering the design, delivery, installation, commissioning and operation of a wide range of energy upgrades in…

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Helping Northern Ireland Water Manage Covid-19

19.11.2020, 22:56 Helping Northern Ireland Water Manage Covid-19 Teams from Veolia have been providing essential water treatment services at wastewater treatment plants in Northern Ireland throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.   Implemented at all wastewater treatment it operates, the company’s Optimised Operations and Maintenance (VOOM) methodology is now showing how it can work effectively through the…

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The Benefits of Hard Water

03.11.2020, 12:51 The Benefits of Hard Water An almost ubiquitous focus on the negative properties of hard water risks obscuring many proven health benefits that are associated with water with high mineral content. Oftentimes, people point out the harmful effects of hard water, and for good reason. It leaves limescale deposits inside pipes, appliances, and…

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Improving Access to Water and Sanitation

22.10.2020, 15:01 Improving Access to Water and Sanitation Ecolab has partnered with Water.org to provide access to clean, safe and sustainable water and sanitary conditions for 100,000 people in at-risk watersheds in India. An estimated one-in-nine people around the world currently lack access to clean water. As communities grapple with the impacts of climate change,…

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Aligning a New Office Development with The Return-to-Work

05.10.2020, 19:25 Aligning a New Office Development with The Return-to-Work Cushman & Wakefield and Colliers International are marketing the recently completed The Source H20 office community in Irvine (Orange County), California, on the strength of its Covid-security. The project fronts onto Odyssey and is situated at the intersection of Waterworks Way and Sand Canyon Ave…

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Building Brazil’s Clean Water Supply

26.08.2020, 13:01 Building Brazil’s Clean Water Supply Five giant pumps from Sulzer are helping to secure clean and reliable water supplies to two million residents of São Paulo. Since 2018, water utility company, Sabesp, has operated the city’s new São Lourenço water supply system which delivers up to 6,400 liters of drinking water per second…

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SOCOTEC Wins Preferred Supplier Status

03.08.2020, 15:27 SOCOTEC Wins Preferred Supplier Status Testing and compliance service provider SOCOTEC has been conferred with preferred supplier status by Jaguar Building Services.   Competing against 14 other service providers, SOCOTEC’s Water Treatment & Equipment division participated in a three-stage supply chain rationalisation procedure, where they were assessed on such factors as quality, cost…

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Manufacturing Virtual Event (12:00pm ET, 28 July)

27.07.2020, 20:02 Manufacturing Virtual Event (12:00pm ET, 28 July) Salesforce will be hosting a virtual fireside chat under the theme, “Digital Optimization: How manufacturers can take small steps for big wins” tomorrow (on 28 July). The free virtual event will focus on transforming customer experience in manufacturing.  This year’s dual health and economic crises have stress tested…

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Supporting Maria Mallaband Care Homes

18.06.2020, 15:11 Supporting Maria Mallaband Care Homes The Maria Mallaband Care Group (MMCG), one of the UK’s largest independent care providers, is working with a Miele Professional partner to introduce on-premise laundry facilities at new homes. MMCG operates 85 homes across the country, housing almost 4,000 residents and employing over 5,000 staff. The company’s investment…

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Regulatory Support for Wastewater Guidance

18.06.2020, 08:20 Regulatory Support for Wastewater Guidance British Water has published new technical guidance for users of packaged treatment plants which includes updated information on environmental regulatory standards and legislation. The UK’s four environmental regulators, the Environment Agency, Natural Resources Wales, Northern Ireland Environment Agency and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, all support publication of…

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Non-Exec Appointments at British Water

26.05.2020, 14:46 Non-Exec Appointments at British Water Trade association British Water has appointed Tania Flasck (Turner & Townsend), Dr Mark Fletcher (Arup) and Mike Froom (Veolia) as non-executive members of its board. Flasck, an environmental professional with over 20 years’ experience gained mainly in the water sector is a director of Turner & Townsend where she serves as head…

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Asia Pacific Water Heater Market

25.05.2020, 19:08 Asia Pacific Water Heater Market Graphical Research has published growth forecasts to 2026 for the commercial and residential electric water heater markets in Asia Pacific.   The Asia Pacific Electric Water Heater Market report predicts an upwards trend in demand in response to on-going “mega grid” expansion projects and the rapid economization of the…

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Decommissioning Grease Management Systems

14.04.2020, 17:40 Decommissioning Grease Management Systems The Grease Contractors Association (GCA) has issued guidance to food service establishments (FSEs) on safely decommissioning their kitchen grease management systems following the closure of cafes, pubs and restaurant that do not serve takeaway food in the UK. The GCA is a non-profit organisation of specifiers, installers, maintainers and…

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Group Water Scheme Solar Energy Project

06.03.2020, 09:46 Group Water Scheme Solar Energy Project Polecat Springs Group Water Scheme (GWS) in Elphin, County Roscommon, Ireland has become the first Group Water Scheme to use renewable energy to power its water treatment plant.   The scheme which is operated as a Community Co-operative and managed by a committee of 14 volunteers from…

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