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UK Society for Trenchless Technologies (UKSTT) Awards ‘Young Engineer of the Year’ to Liam MacFarlane of Wessex Water Services Limited

Electro Scan Inc. today announced that Mr. Liam MacFarlane, Critical Sewers Engineer, Wessex Engineering and Construction Services (WECS), Wessex Water’s in-house construction arm, was selected as the ‘Young Engineer of the Year’ award recipient presented by the UK Society for Trenchless Technologies (UKSTT). The award was based on Liam MacFarlane’s technical paper ‘Holistic Approach to Infiltration and Inflow Exclusion’ highlighting an Electro Scan project.

Liam MacFarlane, Wessex Water Services Limited, 2014 UK Society for Trenchless Technology 'Young Eng ...

Liam MacFarlane, Wessex Water Services Limited, 2014 UK Society for Trenchless Technology 'Young Engineer' Award Recipient (Photo: Business Wire)

The prestigious award was presented at UKSTT’s 20th Annual Dinner & Awards Ceremony held in Birmingham, England in May 2014.

The ‘Young Engineer’ award is presented to the engineer -- under 30 years of age -- who best demonstrates their contribution to the field of Trenchless Technology based on evidence of an understanding of Trenchless Technology, the individuals contribution made, the quality of submission, and the candidates vision for the future of trenchless technology.

“I am proud to be selected for this distinguished award,” states Liam MacFarlane, Critical Sewers Engineer. “I could not have achieved this honor without the help of the team at Wessex Water and Julian Britton, Rehabilitation Manager.”

Liam MacFarlane joined Wessex Water in 2008 in the WECS trainee development programme, providing invaluable experience in all phase of project delivery, including optioneering, design, construction, commissioning, and handover. In 2010, Mr. MacFarlane was appointed Critical Sewers Engineer at Wessex Water, responsible for the project management and delivery of sewer renovation projects that specialize in trenchless installations. Mr. MacFarlane earned his Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Civil Engineering from the University of the West England in 2013.

“My involvement with Electro Scan started in 2013 with several kilometers of surveys in the Southwest of England,” stated Liam MacFarlane. “We robustly trialed the Electro Scan technology identifying several improvements to the hardware and working closely with Electro Scan’s onsite team.”

Continued Liam MacFarlane, “Electro Scan was very successful in Mark, Somerset, England where forty-three (43) sewers were identified as the most critical assets with an infiltration rate of 12 litres per second (190.2 gallons per minute) or 1000m3 litres per day (273,900 gallons per day), costing the company over £120,000 ($180,000) per annum in operational expenditure.”

“With the UK’s Environmental Agency expectation to have every £1 cost of flood defense expenditure deliver £8 of benefit, all capital expenditures must bring best value,” stated Mr. MacFarlane. “As seen in our Somerset trials during the recent winter flooding, we were able to document the comparative cost/benefit. Prior to using Electro Scan we didn’t have the analytical tools to effectively use epoxy sealed CIPP, as CCTV surveys were inconclusive. With Electro Scan, I can now demonstrate to my clients a conservative cost/benefit of at least £10-15; especially in geological areas where groundwater-induced hydraulic lithology threatens the stability of adjacent buildings.”

“We are honored to play a small part in Liam MacFarlane’s success,” commented Chuck Hansen, Chairman, Electro Scan. “We look forward to watching Mr. MacFarlane’s leadership in using technology to accelerate the pace of change in the field of civil engineering.”

During the last seven years, Wessex Water Services Limited has seen four of its engineers win the UKSTT’s prestigious Young Engineer award. In addition to Liam MacFarlane’s selection this year, previous Wessex Water award recipients included Alex Aulds (2012), Leanne Ford (2010), and James Kitching (2008).

About Wessex Water Services Limited

Wessex Water Services Limited (“Wessex Water”) treats 475 million litres a day (125 MGD) of sewage from 2.7 million customers, managing more than 30,000 km (18,641 miles) of sewer, 405 sewage treatment works, 1,003 combined sewer overflows, and 1,515 pumping stations. Wessex Water also supplies 284 million litres of water a day (75 MGD) to 1.3 million people through a network of 110 water treatment works and 11,500 km (7,146 miles) of water main. In May 2002, Wessex Water was acquired by YTL Power International of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

About Electro Scan

Electro Scan Inc. is a global leader in delivering pipeline defect detection instrumentation, in addition to mobile & cloud computing applications that meet the technological needs of leading sewer and water utilities, worldwide. Its products represent game-changing technology that precisely locates and measures (i.e. GPM, LPS) defect flows in pipes and certifies post-rehabilitation pipe renewals. Electro Scan finds defects most often missed by legacy inspection techniques, often re-prioritizing capital and operating expenditures. Privately-held, the company’s headquarters are located in Sacramento, California, USA, with its wholly-owned subsidiary, Electro Scan (Europe) Limited, located in Dublin, Ireland.

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