Press release 08/07/1998 00:00 CET

Kvaerner Water has added another £3 million scheme to its list of projects under its preferred contractor agreement signed two years ago with Yorkshire Water Services (YWS). This brings the total value of work to date to nearly £80 million.

This latest contract, won in competitive tender, is for a new combined sewer overflow system at Oakenshaw, south of Bradford. It is the fifth major scheme awarded by YWS to Kvaerner Water

Work includes constructing a 900,000-gallon concrete-lined tank beneath Victoria Park, Oakenshaw with half a kilometre of tunnels and shafts extending beyond the park and running beneath the Halifax-Bradford rail line to link with the existing sewer network.

Spoil from the excavations will be used to landscape the site of the underground detention tank, measuring 150m in length, 7 metres wide and 6 metres deep. It will be used to store excess storm and effluent flows until these can be discharged for treatment downstream when water levels subside, thereby reducing the risk of overflowing into Low Moor Beck, which runs through the park.

Contract programme is 75 weeks and when complete the park will be fully restored for games and recreation. The new combined sewer overflow will replace three neighbouring CSOs which exhibit unsatisfactory performance.

The consultant for the scheme is the City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council.


For further information contact:

Cheryl Eaton - 01923 423 030

Tanya Barnes - 01923 423 905

Notes to Editors

Kvaerner Water is a subsidiary of Kvaerner Construction, part of Kvaerner, the Anglo-Norwegian international engineering and construction group.