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Premier Tech Aqua UK Supplies for One of the UK's Largest Mining Project

Posted: Wednesday 6th September 2017

A north-east based manufacturer of water and wastewater treatment solutions, Premier Tech Aqua UK (PTAU) has been awarded - and has already successfully delivered - a series of orders to the £2.4bn Sirius Minerals' polyhalite project in North Yorkshire.

Awarded by North Midland Construction Highways division - who specialise in large-scale projects across the UK - the contract, has seen PTAU design and manufacture six full retention separators for two different locations meeting strict timescales.

The development of the Sirius Minerals' Woodsmith Mine and its associated infrastructure is underway. The mine will produce polyhalite - a multi-nutrient fertilizer, which contains four of the six macro nutrients that plants need to grow. PTAU has already delivered three Conder CNS 400 full retention separators to the main mine site near Whitby.

Engineered and built at the company's extensive facilities, at Peterlee, County Durham, the Conder CNS full retention separators are fitted to surface water drainage systems to prevent contaminated water entering the site and thereby eliminating the risk of pollution caused by hydrocarbon.

A further two CNS 500s have also been ordered, and a Conder CNS 600 full retention separator is bound for Lockwood Beck - the location of the Sirius mineral transport system shaft. The mineral transport system is a tunnel system to transport polyhalite to a processing and port facility at Teesside, for distribution worldwide.

Speaking about the contract delivery, Steve Joyce, managing director at PTAU said: "We were delighted to work with Sirius Minerals on this project, which we secured on our ability to meet critical deadlines.

"We have one of largest facilities in Europe for this design of plant, this combined with our commitment to innovation enables us to produce engineered tanks to such a high specification."

The company prides itself on its prefabricated separators meeting a two-part European Standard, BS EN 858-1: 20021 and BS EN 858-2: 20032, from the design, use and selection right through to installation, operation and maintenance.

The Conder CNS full retention separator is designed and manufactured entirely in the UK and is designed to give long and reliable service.




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