CMG News Item

Winning its largest contract to date, Hewaswater Engineering is helping to secure the future of clean water by providing the steel fabrication behind the new £60m state-of-the-art Mayflower water treatment works in Plymouth.

Working alongside Balfour Beatty and Interserve as part of South West Water’s H50 engineering delivery alliance, the St Austell based engineering firm are manufacturing the main frame, together with scaffolding and cladding, for a total of five buildings in Roborough, to the North of the city.

The £1.5m contract is Hewaswater Engineering’s most significant piece of work in its 70 year history and will use 400 tonnes of steel.

John Dennehy, Business Development Manager for Hewaswater Engineering says: “Securing this new business showcases the team’s expertise and we are over the moon to have been recognised for the quality of our work. Working alongside leading international construction icons, such as Balfour Beatty, Interserve and Arcadis, propels the business on to a whole new platform.

“We have grown our workforce by 10% to fulfil the manufacture of the contract and deliver on subsequent new business wins. This directly contrasts with this month’s news that growth in the UK’s construction sector is weaker than forecast and that Brexit could deliver labour shortages for the industry.”

Hewaswater Engineering is now working on the second stage of construction, with the project scheduled to finish in December 2017. Providing clean water and meeting the needs of Plymouth’s growing population and wider districts, the site will be fully operational in September 2018.

James Wells, Site Manager for Balfour Beatty concludes: “Now approximately a third way through the erection of structural steel at South West Water’s new Mayflower Water Treatment Works, I have been impressed with Hewaswater’s professionalism, Health & Safety attitude and their approach to proactive problem solving. I’m confident moving into the following phases of work that these will be carried out safely and efficiently, assisting us in constructing this key facility to supply Plymouth’s drinking water for the next 50 years.”