Engineer will work on the upgrade of Blackburn Meadows water works

Aecom has won a brace of contracts worth over £49m in joint venture for Yorkshire Water to upgrade the Blackburn Meadows waste water treatment plant in Sheffield.

The larger of the contracts is to upgrade the treatment process and is worth over £30m.

It includes new and refurbished tanks, aeration lanes and new inlet works and will last approximately 18 months.

The second project is a new mesophilic anaerobic digestion plant worth over £18m.

This scheme will treat all sludge from Blackburn Meadows and the surrounding waste water treatment works.

Aecom’s joint venture partner is Galliford Try.

Mark Studholme, operations director at Aecom Design Build, said: “We are delighted to secure further work with Yorkshire Water as part of their extensive AMP5 capital delivery framework and ensuring the integrated team benefits from AECOM’s global engineering experience.

“We are also looking forward to helping Yorkshire Water meet their sustainability targets through the inclusion of the combined heat and power system on the sludge scheme”.