Hampton Loade Water Treatment Works, United Kingdom

The United Kingdom’s South Staffs Water, a regulated clean-water company, serving 1.3 million people and 35,000 businesses, shall be upgrading its Hampton Loade Water Treatment Works using PWNT’s CeraMac® technologies. Once completed in August 2024, it will be the world’s largest ceramic membrane-based water treatment works.

The upgraded Hampton Loade water treatment works, near Bridgnorth in Shropshire, will produce 210 MLD and serve up to 700,000 customers. It is the first retrofit of its kind in an existing water treatment works and the largest deployment of ceramic membrane technology in the United Kingdom. Part of a £55M rebuilding and refurbishment project at Hampton Loade water treatment works, it will be based on an innovative and environmentally sustainable ceramic membrane-based water-filtration system using technology provided by PWNT, part of Saur Group’s Industrial Water Solutions (IWS) division.

Hampton Loade Water Treatment Works

With a focus on improving water quality sustainably, specialist engineering service company Ross Shire Engineering (RSE) is working closely with technology solution provider Nijhuis Saur Industries (NSI) UK & Ireland who will deliver the complete water treatment process stream, including the proprietary CeraMac® technology, in partnership with recently acquired PWNT. The CeraMac® technology has already been utilised in full-scale at plants in the UK, Singapore, Switzerland, Scotland and The Netherlands. PWNT’s ceramic membrane-based water-filtration solution will further enhance water quality, increase efficiency and reliability, as well as significantly reduce energy consumption, assisting with the water sector’s ambition to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2030. The uniquely designed pressure vessels to hold the ceramic membranes are being manufactured by Unidro, also part of Saur’s IWS division.