Aqua Operations engineering services deliver value for our clients throughout the project life cycle – getting design right first time, challenging decisions that influence investment need or scale, commissioning and optimising treatment processes, and assessing the impact of external change on operational assets. We also provide innovative technology solutions that drive efficiency in design and optioneering for water and energy sector assets.

Strategic Planning

Helping clients understand what their future looks like and how operational sites can best adapt to change

Commercial Engineering

Our unique service for optimising decisions on need, scope, cost and risk of the investment portfolio

Process Commissioning

Ensuring the plant meets required performance criteria and is optimised for operation

Concept Engineering

Rapid assessment of practical solutions to meet business needs

Detailed Design

A multi-disciplinary design team to meet your project needs

Key collaborators:

Dean Herron BSc, MSc, C.WEM is an accomplished process engineer, project manager, team leader and technical expert in the biochemical processes associated with wastewater treatment. He has contributed to and lead on some high profile, multidisciplined projects across the UK water utilities, Environment Agency, SEPA, Scottish Government, UKWIR and the European Commission. Early career experiences as an operator for Yorkshire Water and Process Scientist allowed for day-to-day WwTW operational experience and good knowledge of laboratory techniques. As a Technical manager, he was responsible for managing and developing a diverse team of technical specialists, commissioning managers, process engineers and process scientists in the delivery of consultancy projects for the wastewater and industrial effluent treatment sectors. As technical lead on various commissioning, optioneering and feasibility projects, Dean applied his sound knowledge of chemical and microbiological disciplines, along with practical operational experience and environmental permitting requirements to project delivery. Previous responsibilities as innovation lead developed good awareness of best available techniques and emerging technologies in the treatment of wastewaters.

Sam Walmsley MEng has a broad range of experience within wastewater treatment and anaerobic digestion.  His career started as a graduate with Yorkshire Water, leading to several years in wastewater operations management.  He later moved to the world of commercial anaerobic digestion, including both crop and waste-fed digesters, with a focus on maximising revenue for asset owners.  More recently Sam has worked in consultancy, delivering a diverse range of commissions including strategic biosolids planning, environmental permitting and compliance, process monitoring and optimisation.  Sam is motivated by using his broad experience to find logical, creative and practical solutions to issues, taking into account and addressing the broad range of constraints that apply to real world problems.