Utility Company
Water Projects

Water Industry Pumping Stations

Retroflo staff have over 40 years’ experience working with and understanding the EICA systems and processes of many of the UK’s water utility companies. Our capabilities in water and wastewater electrical engineering cover all aspects of instrumentation, control and automation as well as general electrical works.

Through the development of its award-winning pump control system, Retroflo has pioneered energy management in the wastewater pumping process and we are in a unique position to provide turnkey EICA services that help water companies realise energy and carbon reductions.

Water Industry Services

Retroflo is an NICEIC accredited contractor with staff qualified to work in water industry hazardous areas. Our specialist water industry services include:

  • Consultancy Services
  • Electrical and ICA design
  • Electrical and ICA installations
  • Electrical and ICA testing, fault finding + diagnosis
  • Energy, asset and plant efficiency surveys
  • Commissioning, optimisation and handover
  • Operations manuals production and training provisioning

Water Industry Capabilities

Our water industry specific EICA capabilities encompass:

  • Assets: Pumping stations, water treatment plants, wastewater treatment plants, biomass plants, incinerators.
  • Electrical: Motors, pumps, actuators, cable management systems, pump control systems.
  • Instrumentation: level sensors, flow meters, pressure sensors, switches.
  • Control Systems: MCC, PLC, SCADA, Telemetry and software systems, variable speed drives (VSDs).

Pumping Stations Turnkey Services

Retroflo specialise in the design, installation, commissioning and upkeep of new build pumping stations, along with the refurbishment and maintenance of existing assets. We undertake projects that range in size and complexity, where a normal gravity system cannot be used to transfer foul and surface water to the sewer system. Stations are built to provide an intermediate storage chamber that collects flows and periodically pumps the contents up a rising main to the discharge point. The image below shows installations over the past 12 months (Dec 2017).

pumping station installations map

CLIENT: Northumbrian Water Group

DATE: December 2015 – Jan 2016

PROJECT: Flood Alleviation Site Situated in Houghton-Le-Spring

SCOPE OF WORK: Works consisted of installing a Flood Alleviation pumping station in Houghton-Le-Spring. Retroflo were contracted to supply, install and commission the Mechanical and Electrical works of the site. This included the supply of the Motor Control Center (MCC), Instrumentation, interconnecting cable and associated junction boxes, containment items and earthing installation. Kiosks to house the MCC and REC equipment were also installed.

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