United Utilities trusts Exeeco to keep its valve actuators running reliably


United Utilities trusts Exeeco to keep its valve actuators running reliably

United Utilities, operators of one of the largest water and sewage treatment networks in the UK, has awarded a contract for the overhaul and maintenance of thousands of electrically operated valve actuators and associated equipment to Exeeco, part of the Rotork Group of Companies.

Exeeco will be responsible for the actuation service and repair activities in an area of north west England stretching from Carlisle to Crewe and Morecambe to Macclesfield. Within these boundaries, United Utilities operates more than 700 water and sewage treatment plants and 140,000 kilometres of pipework and sewers, serving a population of seven million.

The contract gives United Utilities access to Exeeco's broad range of skills, built up over 30 years of experience as the UK's largest actuator service provider. Exeeco's responsibilities will include the maintenance and repair of all actuator types, whether electric, hydraulic or pneumatic, on a 24 hour-a-day call out basis. Services are performed by a fully trained specialist actuator workforce and supported by large spares stockholdings, strategically held at Exeeco's head office and workshops in Leeds.

The contract will run for an initial period of three years with the option to continue for a further two. Ian Elliott, Exeeco sales director, enthuses: "This prestigious contract, awarded following months of detailed discussions, compliments work that we already perform for other utility companies. We are looking forward to meeting United Utilities' requirements on this important task."