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Valve actuation framework

26 February 2016

Following a formal tender process, Scottish Water has awarded the framework agreement for new valve actuators to Rotork UK.

The agreement appoints Rotork as the sole supplier of new actuators to Scottish Water and its business partners, valvemakers and appointed contractors for the AMP 6 cycle.

The new framework complements an existing agreement that provides servicing and spares for the several thousand Rotork actuators installed throughout the Scottish mainland and islands, encompassing on-site and workshop support as well as mechanical and electrical capabilities for system integration into client infrastructure.  

Strategic to both frameworks’ success is Rotork UK’s recently opened Glasgow office, which offers Scottish Water a local centre for enhanced, faster and more economical support. Comprehensive workshop facilities provide repair and overhaul services, stocks of spare parts and a valve automation centre for manual valve automation, actuator replacement and the provision of new actuated valves.

Scottish Water manages over £58 billion of assets to provide 2.5 million customers with water and effluent treatment services. Around £10 billion of these assets are treatment works and pumping stations, of which about 50% have been built in the last 20 years. Many of the processes in these facilities utilise Rotork IQ intelligent multi-turn and part-turn valve actuators and Profibus control networks to assist with high levels of automation and provide diagnostic and preventative maintenance functions.