Binnies has a long history and proven track record in delivering water and environmental services that support government-sector clients in achieving a smarter, more resilient and sustainable future. We are experienced in addressing challenges facing the public sector, whether it is alleviating flood and coastal erosion risk; providing clean drinking water; improving air and water quality; or developing innovative approaches for sustainable waste management.
We undertake feasibility studies to select optimum solutions; prepare business cases to unlock funding; design cost-efficient schemes using the latest digital technologies; provide construction supervision and administrative support; and advise on how to best manage and extend the life of our clients’ assets. We also undertake natural capital valuations and provide solutions to achieve net-zero carbon.
In the UK and Ireland, we have a long history of providing water, wastewater and flood and coastal protection services for government-sector clients, including the Environment Agency, National Resources Wales, The Office of Public Works, local authorities, Sottish Water and Dwr Cymru Welsh Water.
Our £35 million upgrade to the Keadby, UK, pumping station for the Environment Agency includes a terminal-assisted outfall discharging the Three Rivers network into the tidal River Trent. The project has reduced the flood risk to 15,000 homes, businesses and agriculture across a large area of North Lincolnshire and offers improved access for fish and eels to migrate between the Three Rivers and the River Trent. To help determine water pressure and velocity, a computational fluid dynamics model was created that indicated the high points for velocity and pressure. These figures were sent to the Environment Agency, which confirmed that the system was fish friendly.
In Hong Kong and Singapore, we have been serving the water authorities for over 100 years. As well as assisting the Hong Kong government to develop and build the city’s water infrastructure, we have conducted various studies for the water authorities such as a total integrated water management strategy to ensure the sustainability of Hong Kong’s water supplies when facing future uncertainties, which included a study for a large-scale floating solar farm in the city’s impounding reservoirs. In the 1970s, in a “Special Water Sources” study, we recommended Singapore to adopt an integrated water resources management strategy to tackle the unsolvable problem of limited land mass. Throughout the last 100 years, we have worked in collaboration with the water authority to provide comprehensive engineering services, thereby turning Singapore’s lack of natural water resources from a liability into a world leading water hub.
In Hong Kong, we undertook a feasibility study on enhancing the quality of coastal waters for the renowned Victoria Harbour, which involved the most extensive field survey and investigation programme of its kind ever undertaken in the city to support the government’s vision to transform the harbour into a water-friendly tourist hub. We also work for the Hong Kong Environmental Protection Department on various resource recovery and waste management projects and are assisting the National Environment Agency in Singapore in implementing a 5800-t/d integrated waste management facility, which will produce 200 MW of electricity using biosolids from the adjacent Tuas water reclamation plant as part of its fuel.
Binnies is part of the RSK Group of companies
RSK Group is a leading integrated environmental, engineering and technical services business offering bespoke end-to-end solutions to a variety of sectors. Headquartered in the UK but with an established presence throughout Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia, RSK helps organisations around the world achieve their business aspirations in a sustainable and efficient manner.