Its a Double: Another Framework win!

Lintott Control Systems Limited is delighted to advise that it is the only supplier to be awarded two (liquid) Chemical Dosing Framework Lots for Thames Water (FA1310 Chemical Dosing Equipment). The Lot 2 agreement covers liquid disinfection, and Lot 4, wastewater dosing, which extends the long period & multiple AMP (capital expenditure) periods where Lintott has supplied Thames Water with its portfolio of high-quality solutions.

Thames Water is the UK’s largest water & wastewater services company. Each day, it supplies 2.6 billion litres of fresh water and treats 4.4 billion litres of wastewater – extending to some 15 million customers.

Steve Tyler, Proposals Manager for treatment products at Lintott, commented, “We are thrilled to have been awarded both dosing framework Lots for Thames Water.  We recognise the constantly evolving nature of the Sector and we’re therefore constantly seeking to add value and provide innovative integrated solutions. Through this and aligned business activities, we’re committed to assisting Thames Water in delivering the best level of service for its customers.” 

Lintott has one of the most comprehensive ranges of factory-built packaged water & wastewater treatment systems available from one source. This includes solutions for: Temporary dosing; Drinking water treatment (including Fluoridation); Wastewater treatment; Odour control; Sludge treatment; Industrial process water; Water re-use & recycling, & Disinfection.  All products are designed to ensure that customers meet their legislative as well as specific business requirements. This is backed by a full package of service & aftercare.  Featured above is an example packaged solution.  Want to know more?  Please email us via media@lintottcs.co.uk.

Lintott provides ‘Lean’ best practice for WSC students

West Suffolk College & Hethel Innovation ran a “Lean Thinking” event for students at Lintott mid-March (shown above & below). This recognises Lintott’s pioneering & wholesale adoption of Lean principles & digitalisation across its business. On behalf of Lintott, Elaine Woodrow who is responsible for managing the Production function played host & provided a full tour of Lintott’s best-of-class design & production facilities.

This is just one of numerous educational & community events supported by Lintott which includes access to its facilities & people talent. Watch this space for a major educational initiative launching very soon!

New Contract Award: Southern Water Packaged UV Systems

Lintott Control Systems Limited is delighted to announce that it has been appointed as the sole framework partner to Southern Water for the supply of packaged plant UV (Ultraviolet) systems. UV water treatment is a disinfection method that exposes microorganisms (such as cryptosporidium) to UV radiation to kill or inactivate them.

This achievement builds on Lintott’s success delivering systems & providing a reactive & planned maintenance provision to Severn Trent Water. Overall, Lintott supplied 30 units. As a direct result of collaboration with supply chain partners & Lintott’s pioneering approach to productisation, the delivery programme was reduced by some 16 months! Building on this further still, in 2017, Lintott was awarded a contract to supply multiple UV systems to Anglian Water.

Alan Carpenter, from Lintott’s Sales & Tendering function, led the bid for the provision of package plant. On receiving confirmation of the single agreement award Alan commented; “Lintott has supplied Southern Water with packaged chemical dosing systems since 2010. We’re absolutely thrilled to widen our scope to include package plant for UV reactors.” “Lintott will be designing & building 17 systems during the remainder of this & the subsequent capital expenditure cycle – through to 2025”.

Southern Water is one of the UK’s leading providers of water & wastewater provision servicing Kent, Sussex, Hampshire & the Isle of Wight. Southern Water take nearly 70% of the water from underground sources (aquifers); 23% from rivers; & 7% from storage reservoirs. Each day, they treat & recycle 717 million litres of wastewater at 365 treatment works after it is pumped through a network of 3,243 pumping stations & 39,594 kilometres of sewers!

Featured below is a representative image of a packaged UV system.

Evolution – The journey into Industry 4.0!

Lintott was delighted to support New Anglia’s Advanced Engineering & Manufacturing “Evolution” conference held mid-February.  This event built on the regions highly successful “Future of Making Things” conference which took place in November 2016.

The Evolution Conference was held at West Suffolk College & chaired by Jamie Thums (Lintott’s Chief Operating Officer). Key themes were innovation, productivity, competitiveness & the journey to Industry 4.0 (the fourth Industrial Revolution).

Speakers included:

  • Doug Field (Chair, New Anglia LEP).
  • David Morgan (MSF Technologies); Henk Koopmans (Neul / Huawei); Martin Collinson; Ben Sturgess (Big Dog Labs); Paul Grenyer (Naked Element); & Will Bridgman (Warren Services).
  • Lampros Litos (Innovate UK), James Gillespie (DIT).
  • Professor Rui Chen / Thomas Childs (Loughborough University); Dr Filemeno Martina (Cranfield University); & Dr Kathryn Coventry (University of East Anglia).  

Over 140 delegates attended as well as numerous exhibitors, including Suffolk & Norfolk engineering businesses and the Institute for Manufacturing (Cambridge University). With ever-increasing buy-in from industrial, academic & civic partners, the NAAME Sector Group is already planning its 2019 conference (to be held at the College of West Anglia). For more information regarding NAAME, please click here. Pictured (above) outside West Suffolk College is Gary Jefferson (Director or Engineering & Technology, West Suffolk College); Simon Coward (Chief Executive Officer, NAAME & Hethel Innovation); Doug Field (Chair of New Anglia LEP, & Joint Chief Executive Officer of The East of England Co-operative Society Ltd); & Jamie Thums (Chair of NAAME, & Chief Operating Officer, Lintott).

BQF Innovation in Sustainability & Society Judge

Lintott is thrilled to support the 2018 UK Excellence Awards & the British Quality Foundation. Chief Operating Officer, Jamie Thums, is a member of the judging panel for the Innovation in Sustainability & Society Award.  Jamie, a trained & experienced EFQM Excellence Assessor, was previously a member of the senior management team at UK Excellence Award Winner, AESSEAL plc.

Congratulations to all the finalists & good luck at the awards ceremony on March 15th. For more information, please click here to be redirected to the BQF website & Awards webpage.

Academically-charged process development…

Once again, Lintott teamed up with the University of East Anglia’s Business School in an activity-specific consultancy project. Lintott has participated in the scheme over each of the last 4 years. From Lintott’s perspective, the exercise seeks to apply the latest pioneering thinking & best practice from around the World to a different process within Lintott’s operations. Each undertaking fuses Lintott’s internal expertise with the research credentials & academic talent from students undertaking a Masters in Business Administration degree. This latest undertaking centred on reinventing Lintott’s Business Management System, upgrading it to the 2015 ISO Standards, preparations for implementing ISO 27001 (the Information Security Standard) & crucially, embedding it within Lintott’s ground-breaking i-Catalyst® end-to-end Digital Delivery Suite. Want to know more? Please contact media@lintottcs.co.uk.

Shown above are members of the UEA team with Lintott’s Business Assurance Manager, Anna Hinson (second right) & Chief Operating Officer, Jamie Thums (far right).