Case Study

Anglian Water
With 42 per cent of customers living in rural areas, Anglian Water has to operate over 4,300 pumping stations, each one crucial to the water supply infrastructure. Every new housing development places additional load on the water main, reducing pressure and potentially compromising water quality.

Traditionally, to design and build a booster pumping station takes several weeks with multiple trades on site, but after hearing about NG Bailey’s offsite manufacturing capabilities, Anglian Water approached us to develop an innovative way of solving the problem. They wanted a solution that would deliver additional pumping capacity quickly and cost effectively.

Spotting potential

NG Bailey’s offsite team immediately saw the potential to deliver an off-the-shelf product range of new pumping stations. The total cost saving of delivering this product – including design and engineering time – is over 35 per cent compared to traditional methods.

The result is not only a value-engineered design with all the cost-advantages of standardisation and industrialised production, but also a ‘configurator’ installed on the client’s intranet. This system allows project managers to configure the specific model they need by pumping capacity (from 5 - 50 litres/sec) together with a range of additional value add options - from choice of finish to security protection. Other options include its colour and whether or not it requires a burglar alarm.