The contract from building services provider Crown House Technologies (CHT) will see WT manufacture and supply the terminal with equipment such as water softeners, ozone treatment systems, a cooling water effluent recycling unit and filtration units.

According to CHT, the new terminal will be larger than Terminal 5 (T5) and has been designed to produce 40% less carbon than the airport’s existing buildings.

A spokesperson from BAA, which owns the airport, told edieWater that the new terminal “is part of a major drive to reduce the airport’s carbon footprint. It is a bit like T5 in that it makes extensive use of glazing to help cut down on lighting costs and save electricity”.

However, the terminal will also feature a biomass boiler and photovoltaic (PV) panels, which BAA anticipates will reduce carbon emissions further, alongside increased water savings as a result of the new equipment.

Waterwise Technology managing director Jon Fielder, said: “This is the largest single contract we have won to date and it’s fantastic that BAA is supporting manufacturing UK SMEs like ourselves. It really proves BAA’s commitment to supporting the local economy and that we can provide world class products at excellent value for money needed for this important project.”

Construction is taking place in two phases, and BAA said the structure of the building is “well under way”, and should be completed in 2014, while the second phase is expected to complete by 2018.

Carys Matthews

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