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GREAT RIFT WATER EQUIPMENT


Great Rift Water Equipment Ltd is a private British firm, based in High Wycombe in the UK, providing water treatment and management solutions for a wide range of projects and applications. First and foremost, we are engineers working to solve the world water crisis. We are driven by a desire to implement truly sustainable solutions to the provision of safe water supply, sanitation and pollution control wherever it is needed.

About Us

What Do We Do?


We produce custom engineered solutions for the treatment and management of water & wastewater. Our engineers and consultants treat every client and every project with care, respect and attention to detail, ensuring that our solutions are both appropriate and sustainable. This is an essential part of our approach – we like to listen and get the design brief right from the outset.

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Our Focus


 

  • Municipal and industrial water and wastewater treatment
  • Feasibility and pilot plant studies
  • Front end engineering & design (FEED)
  • Engineering, procurement and construction (EPC / Turnkey)
  • Full design, build and project management
  • Packaged water and wastewater treatment plant
  • Upgrading, retrofitting and refurbishment of existing plant and infrastructure
  • Mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, control and automation (MEICA) design and co-ordination
  • Process optimisation, water and energy efficiency improvement
  • Planning of asset management and plant maintenance
  • Training and commissioning
  • Troubleshooting

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Meet The Team


We are a strong team of skilled engineers and consultants that guarantee high standards in workmanship. Sa

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George Rose

Civil Engineer


George is a civil engineer with over 18 years of experience in the field of water and environmental management and infrastructure maintenance. Working in both the UK and in Sub-Saharan Africa, he has led the design, build, installation and refurbishment of a number of industrial water and wastewater treatment plants. He has also designed and built bespoke plant for pilot studies, enabling clients to trial new technologies on their own sites.

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John Roy

Agricultural Engineer


John is an Agricultural Engineer with over 18 years in the field of water management. He has experience working throughout Africa, Indian Ocean Islands, the Middle East and the UK. He has lead the design, build and installation of compact STP and grey water processing plants, reed beds and RO plants. The projects he has worked on range from drinking water supplies, agricultural water supply and recycling waste water for landscape irrigation use.

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Steve Kigano

Engineering Consultant


Steve is an engineering procurement consultant with over 20 years of experience in the sourcing and shipping of specialist equipment for the upgrade and refurbishment of municipal water infrastructure in Kenya. He has particular experience in the field of chemical dosing equipment, and has a thorough knowledge of the water supply infrastructure throughout East Africa – which is a particular geographical area of interest for the company. SaveS

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How Do We Operate?


We aim to keep our operating overheads as low as we can, in order to give the best possible value for our clients. We are not top heavy with managers or non-active executives, nor are we bottom heavy with administration staff. We are engineers, focussing on our core business of water and wastewater engineering. Whilst we are predominantly consultants, we take a hands on approach to problem solving and are not afraid to get our hands dirty.

We are fairly flexible in our approach, and can work either as a sub-consultant for a larger consulting / contracting firm, or directly for the client / end user. We are well suited to perform the role of ‘client engineer’, whereby we act on behalf of the client to oversee a project from conceptualisation all the way through to commissioning and handover.

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Technology & Applications


 

  • Ultrafiltration (UF)
  • Surface Water Treatment
  • Drinking Water Production
  • Nanofiltration (NF)
  • Groundwater Treatment
  • Wastewater Recycling
  • Reverse Osmosis (RO)
  • Activated Sludge Processes
  • Remote Monitoring
  • Aeration & Mixing
  • Membrane Bioreactors (MBR)
  • Process Control & Automation
  • Chemical Neutralisation & Precipitation
  • Facultative Lagoons
  • Effluent Discharge Compliance
  • Settlement & Filtration

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Pilot Plants


We specialise in the design, build and installation of customised pilot plants for new and emerging water treatment and management technology, both for new plant and the retrofitting and upgrade of existing plant. This enables our clients to undertake meaningful feasibility studies using real-world evidence to support their investment decision making process. It also provides a basis for the adjustment and optimisation of the design of scaled up plant, and can enable the inclusion of performance guarantees for the same.

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Engineering & Design


We have a solid in-house engineering capacity, as both directors are qualified engineers with a combined experience of over 35 years. Being based in the UK, we work to world recognised British standards and codes of practise. We have a good understanding of the CDM regulations 2015, including the role of principal designer. This means that health, safety, quality and sustainability are the hallmarks of our designs and our equipment is built to last.

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We use this as a starting point for the development of the front end engineering and design (FEED), where we produce process flow and mass balance diagrams, P&ID’s, schedules, data sheets and functional design specifications (FDS) for automated control systems. We also have the capacity to lead and manage the full engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) process for turnkey projects. This includes the detailed engineering stage, where we produce 3D plant layout drawings, production drawings for skid mounted equipment, and other specialist engineering services such as performance modelling using product specific software.

We also work with process chemists, chemical engineers and mechanical engineers who have a wealth of experience of working for UK water utility companies such as Thames Water, Southern Water and South East Water. We are able to draw upon the experiences and lessons learned in water utility management in the UK, in order to guide and influence the solutions we offer to our clients in other parts of the world. On every project, we have the capacity to review existing processes and plant infrastructure, and specify appropriate modifications and/or new technology to improve the performance, reliability and efficiency of water and wastewater treatment plant.

International Projects


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We seek to partner with reputable engineering consultants and maintenance contractors overseas, in order to provide clients and end-users around the world with lasting and sustainable water technology solutions. Local engineering consultants are well positioned to facilitate the design and implementation of civil and structural works that support our technology, whilst local maintenance contractors have the ability to carry out ongoing servicing of the finished plant following a period of structured training at the commissioning stage.

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This approach means that our overseas clients and end users are fully supported and are not left ‘high and dry’ following installation. We provide design co-ordination, project management and specialist engineering and training, maintaining a presence throughout the entire process to ensure that the end result is both successful and sustainable for the long term. The flow chart on the left lays out the various stages of a typical project, from conceptualisation all the way through to handover and the establishment of ongoing servicing.

Contact Us


Welwyn
Pinwewood Road
High Wycombe
Buckinghamshire
HP12 4DD

+44 (0) 1442 780676

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