Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Contracts awarded on wastewater treatment upgrade project

Contracts awarded on wastewater treatment upgrade project

Napier City Council has accepted two tenders that will see a start made on manufacturing equipment to be used in the operation of Napier’s $30m biological trickle filter (BFT) plant at Awatoto.

Both contracts have been awarded to Waterclean Technologies, an arm of Kauri Park Nurseries in Kaiwaka, north of Auckland.

One of the contracts is to provide the structured plastic media and to install the material in the two tanks to be constructed on site. Wastewater will flow over the plastic media, establishing an active bacterial mass which will transform human waste into bacterial biomass.

The tanks will be covered to control odour, with removed air treated in a biofilter.

The second contract is provide the rotary distributor mechanism which will spread the effluent over the plastic media. Local engineering firm Napier Engineering & Contracting will assist with the installation of the distributors.

The 8700 cubic metres of plastic media needed for the plant will be manufactured in Germany. When the material arrives in New Zealand, Waterclean Technologies will weld it into modules, fitting the 14 layers of plastic media into the two tanks early next year.

In the meantime, surveyors are regularly monitoring the settlement of preparatory ground works on the construction site behind the existing milliscreen plant at Awatoto.

The milliscreen plant will continue to treat the city’s wastewater in tandem with the new BTF plant. The wastewater treatment upgrade will provide a secondary treatment process, to follow milliscreening and a new grit removal process.

Piles placed on site to consolidate the land where the tanks will be constructed are programmed for removal in late May. A start will then be made on building the main pump station structure.

The project, which is being managed by the Napier City Council, is now back on schedule after an appeal against the resource consent issued by the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council was ruled out of time.

Work is being progressed as a series of contracts. The next phases will be to call for tenders for the design and build of the pump station, the design and build of concrete tanks and the supply of pumps.
ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Anzac Issue Out Now: Werewolf 47

Alison McCulloch: Lest We Remember

Local iwi have plans to spruce up the Te Ranga site as part of the 150th commemorations this year of key battles in the “New Zealand Wars”, but not a lot of money to do it with.

Information gathered from numerous government agencies shows that while more than $25 million is being spent on monuments and commemorations relating to foreign wars, primarily World War I and its centenary, only around $250,000 has been set aside for those fought on our own soil. More>>

Anne Russell: Anzac Day - Identity Politics, With Guns

Even cursory research into media reports from the past forty years reveals a cultural shift in the commemoration of Anzac Day. Among other things, turnout at Dawn services has increased significantly in recent decades.

Contemporary numbers are estimated at 3,000-4,000 in Wellington, and 10,000-15,000 in Auckland. Newspaper reports from the 1970s and 80s estimated Wellington turnouts at 300-800, and Auckland at anywhere from 600 to 4,000. More>>

 
 

Parliament Today:

Spookwatch: New Inspector-General Of Intelligence And Security Appointed

Prime Minister John Key hasannounced the appointment of Cheryl Gwyn as Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security. The appointment was made by the Administrator of the Government on behalf of the Governor General and is for a term of three years. More>>

Crowdsourcing: Green Party Launches Internet Rights And Freedoms Bill

The Green Party has today launched the Internet Rights and Freedoms Bill, New Zealand’s first ever Bill crowdsourced by a political party. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Shane Jones Departure

Shane Jones has left Parliament in the manner to which we have become accustomed, with self interest coming in first and second, and with the interests of the Labour Party (under whose banner he served) way, way back down the track. More>>

COMMENT:

Multimedia: PM Post-Cabinet Press Conference - April 22 2014

The Prime Minister met with reporters to discuss: • The recent improvement in the economy with a growing job market • Income and wealth inequality • Easter trading laws • The New Zealander killed in a drone strike in Yemen... More>>

ALSO:

Easter Trading: Workers 'Can Kiss Goodbye To Easter Sunday Off'

The Government’s decision to “reprioritise” scarce labour inspector resources by abandoning the enforcement of Easter Sunday Shop Trading laws means workers can kiss goodbye to a guaranteed day off, says Labour’s Associate Labour Issues spokesperson Darien Fenton. More>>

ALSO:

ACT Don't Go For Maximum Penalty: Three Strikes For Burglary, Three Years Jail

Three strikes for burglary was introduced to England and Wales in 1999. As in New Zealand, burglary was out of control and given a low priority by the police and the courts. A Labour government passed a three strikes law whereby a third conviction for burglaries earned a mandatory three years in prison... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Drone Strikes And Judith Collins‘ Last Stand

The news that a New Zealand citizen was killed last November in a US drone attack in Yemen brings the drones controversy closer to home. More>>

ALSO:

Elections: New Electorate Boundaries Finalised

New boundaries for the country’s 64 General and seven Māori electorates have been finalised – with an additional electorate created in Auckland. More>>

ALSO:

Policies: Labour’s Economic Upgrade For Manufacturing

Labour Leader David Cunliffe has today announced his Economic Upgrade for the manufacturing sector – a plan that will create better jobs and higher wages. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Life And ACC Work Of Sir Owen Woodhouse

With the death of Sir Owen Woodhouse, the founding father of the Accident Compensation Scheme, New Zealand has lost one of the titans of its post-war social policy. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news