Yorkshire Water plans second DBFOM

Yorkshire Water Services (YWS) has issued a prior information notice (PIN) for a project to increase sludge treatment capacity.

The authority has unveiled plans for a private partner to design, build, finance, operate and maintain (DBFOM) a project to increase capacity at its Blackburn Meadows sludge treatment centre in Sheffield.

Blackburn Meadows currently treats 10,000 tons dry solids (TDS) of sewage sludge annually, producing 7 million normal cubic metres (Nm3) of biogas.

YWS has recently issued a separate PIN seeking a partner to deliver a new biogas facility under a DBFOM model.

Under the latest notice, YWS says it anticipates installing a Thermal Hydrolysis Plant on leased land within the site under a DBFOM model, but is “open to considering alternative technologies and delivery models”.

The procurement process is intended to launch in Winter 2022, with targeted completion in Autumn 2023. To see the notice, click here.