Aquabio secures £1 million contract with The Glenlivet distillery in Scotland
Aquabio has won a £1 million contract to supply a cutting edge wastewater treatment plant for The Glenlivet distillery in Moray, Scotland which is owned and operated by Chivas Brothers. The Glenlivet whisky is the biggest-selling single malt brand globally and it is described as 'the single malt that started it all'.
UK wastewater treatment specialists Aquabio were chosen by Chivas Brothers because of their expertise in the use of state-of-the-art proven membrane bioreactor technology to treat the effluent from the distillery. The new plant will enable Chivas Brothers to increase capacity to handle the growth of the distillery as well as improvements in effluent discharge quality to the River Livet meeting stringent parameters set by SEPA.
The project will be completed early in 2016 and will discharge the treated effluent to the River Livet. Chivas Brothers are committed to protecting resources by making sure that wastewater is treated effectively before being returned to the natural environment, as well as reducing energy consumption.
The new plant will use Aquabio's AMBR LETM low energy membrane bioreactor. AMBR LETM produces effluent of a very high quality to be discharged to stringent watercourse requirements. The plant is modular in nature allowing for simple future expansion to meet the needs of a growing business.
Aquabio’s Managing Director Steve Goodwin said, 'The Glenlivet is a worldwide brand, and Aquabio is delighted to be associated with such a well-known name. The company is making a significant investment at Moray to improve wastewater quality. Aquabio’s 15-year track record of providing large-scale water reuse in the UK drinks sector with low-energy technology and high engineering standards was an important factor in the decision to choose Aquabio, and we are proud to be working with Chivas Brothers on this prestigious project.'