Extreme weather events and rapid urbanisation are posing greater risks for cities’ wastewater networks. To cope with inadequate, ageing and inefficient wastewater infrastructure that can have huge impacts on people’s quality of life, Binnies provides innovative solutions and technologies for planning, engineering and management to improve the effectiveness of the development, maintenance and replacement of ageing wastewater conveyance systems.
Backed by our strong local and global technical expertise, Binnies has a long history of delivering a full range of planning, condition assessment, new and rehabilitation design, and construction management of sewage transmission and sewer pipeline systems for the wastewater sector. In Singapore, we are currently assisting PUB, the national water agency, in implementing the Deep Tunnel Sewerage System, which is a massive integrated project being developed to meet the island’s long-term needs for used water collection, treatment, reclamation and disposal. The project includes the construction of a network of deep sewerage tunnels and linking sewers serving the western half of Singapore and the 800 ML/d Tuas water reclamation plant that, in its initial phase, will produce 114 ML/d of NEWater (high-grade reclaimed water with quality good enough for potable use). Biosolids from the Tuas plant will be used as part of the fuel for an adjacent integrated waste management facility producing up to 200 MW of electricity.
Consideration of the interaction of multiple systems is becoming ever more important to fully understanding the root causes of catchment issues. The development of integrated catchment models provides system planners and operations teams with the tools to enable a better quantification of risk. In its work on the River Slang for Dún Laoghaire Council, Ireland, Binnies made use of integrated urban drainage modelling approaches, thus highlighting the benefits of a collaborative, multi-agency approach for addressing flooding issues.
The use of real-time monitoring and live models provides real opportunities for proactive approaches to minimise the impacts on customers and the environment. Binnies’ recent work with Anglian Water on real-time modelling for pollution control has highlighted the true benefits of this enhanced network modelling approach.
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.