Contractors World International Vol 7 No 2
Villages Connected To Mains Sewage Treatment
Mains sewage treatment is being brought to
three villages in Slovenia for the first time
with the help of a packaged treatment plant
manufactured in the UK.
Hampshire-based, WPL, has been selected
to produce the custom-made plant for the
villages of Zdenska Vas, Mala Vas and Cesta
in an EU-funded project.
Three High Performance Aerated Filter
(HiPAF) units operating as a single treatment
system at Zdenska Vas will be connected to a
new mains sewerage system, ending the re-
liance of the villagers on septic tanks.
Central European Sales Manager Frantisek
Mikulinec of WPL said:
“In countries such as Slovenia and the Czech
Republic there are thousands of small remote
villages and many are not connected to a
sewerage system. In small villages you can have
very big fluctuation in flows throughout the day
when people go to work. Also temperatures in
winter can fall to as low as -15
“The advantage of the HiPAF is that it can
accommodate fluctuations in flow and temper-
ature variations because submerged aerated
filter (SAF) systems like the HiPAF adapt to load-
ing changes more quickly than activated sludge
flocs. Intensive nitrification can occur even when
the temperature is low due to biofilm
Approximately 70 per cent of the funding for the project
comes from the European Union Cohesion Fund – which
supports infrastructure projects. A further 30 per cent
comes from the local government, which appoints the
designer for the new sewerage systems.
Work on the Zdenska Vas and Mala Vas projects has
been completed with work in Cesta expected to take
place in early March 2016.
Avant compact loaders for Diggerland
Avant Tecno (UK) has received an order for 20 of its
model 520 models from Kent based adventure park
company Diggerland - the famous theme parks giving
an opportunity for children to experience construction
Once modified for safety reasons, four of the ma-
chines will be delivered to each Diggerland location
around the UK, including a new site in Evesham due to
open in July this year.
The Avant machine was first discovered by the
manager of Diggerland’s Devon base who purchased
one for his own use. Mr. Edeleanu saw how easy it was
to operate and decided to trial one in the business.
Diggerland has now created a new attraction using
the Avant machines called ‘StackAttack’ which requires
the operator to stack as many tyres as possible in five
minutes using an hydraulic grab attachment.