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UK water market selects Israeli Sewage Treatment Co Mapal for the third time

United Utilities, the UK’s largest listed water company choose Mapal Green Energy’s technology for wastewater treatment and energy saving,  following deals with Anglian Water and Thames Water. 


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Mapal Water System


Israel’s Mapal Green Energy to sign a third contract in the UK: United Utilities, the UK‘s largest listed water company supplying around 7 million homes in the North West of England, is the latest water utility to discover the merits of Mapal’s floating fine bubble aeration technology. Mapal’s solutions have recently been chosen by a couple of other big British water companies: Anglian Water and Thames Water.

The traditional equipment of fixed mechanical aerators in Horwich plant,  will be replaced with 16 of Mapal’s floating fine bubble units.

Mapal’s innovative FFBA system is expected to deliver the same or improved process performance at up to 40% less power than is currently consumed, saving a possible 308 MWh of electricity per year. The system reduces the energy consumption of wastewater treatment plants by 70% and in addition, 80% of the O&M costs can be reduced due to the floating units being leveled from the water surface rather than being fixed to the concrete floor of the reactor.

Additionally, the system prevents environmental pollution as it renders it unnecessary to drain contaminated water to nearby water bodies when repairing the system, as is often done in the conventional method.

Zeev Fisher, CEO of Mapal Green Energy: “In addition to the current installation, Mapal has provided its technological solutions to Anglian Water, supplying around 6 million homes, and Thames Water supplying around 14 million customers in the London area. The last couple of installations have proven the technology beyond expectations, which is why we keep getting more requests from British water organizations and manufacturing enterprises interested in our FFBA system, to achieve significant savings of operation costs (energy and maintenance).




United Utilities will invest over 3 billion pounds between 2010-2015 in the improvement of water infrastructure and wastewater treatment. Mapal’s system enables them to invest less in the upgrading of the plants and use the saved money for other purposes, to the benefit of their water consumers.”

In light of Mapal’s achievements in the UK market, the company was accepted as a member of British Water, the UK’s leading trade body. British Water represents the interests of members to the government and regulators. It is also an important facilitator for the presentation and marketing of new technologies in the industry via its networks of manufacturers, consultants and contractors.

Founded by Hanoch Magen and Zeev Fisher Mapal’s internationally patented technology has been successfully operating in over 35 installations in Israel and worldwide. The company has installations in South Africa, Brazil, Africa, and in the UK through its registered company Mapal UK.




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