Paterson Candy launches refurbishment division

Paterson Candy Ltd (PCL) has launched a refurbishment arm, to take advantage of demand for the development of outdated and under-performing water and wastewater treatment facilities.


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Speaking at the opening of the division’s new offices, general manager Clive Hutchinson said: “With such a well-established company name behind us we do not always have to go for the lowest tender in order to win contracts – a common pattern in the industry since privatisation.”

Currently handling £2M worth of contracts, principally in south-east England, Mr Hutchinson added: “We may soon open up another office in the north-west, and we are well placed to take on business in the south-west, as we already have staff based in this region.”

The Paterson Candy team will continue to offer expert design and refurbishment advice.

In a project completed earlier this month for North Surrey Water at the North Burway WTP in Chertsey, Paterson Candy Refurbishments renovated eight rapid gravity filtration tanks several weeks ahead of the planned completion date.

Filter heads installed by the previous contractor were of an inappropriate specification, clogging rapidly when operated at 1200 l/s and working loose, allowing sediment through to the underdrain system.

The new system is said to have a much more robust design and should be able to cope with the workload at a rate of 850 l/s.

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