News | August 28, 2017

Premier Tech Aqua UK Supplies For One Of The UK's Largest Mining Project

Sirius Mineral

A north-east based manufacturer of water and wastewater treatment solutions, Premier Tech Aqua UK (PTAU) has been awarded – and has already successfully delivered – a series of orders to the £2.4B Sirius Minerals’ polyhalite project in North Yorkshire.

Awarded by North Midland Construction Highways division – who specialise in large-scale projects across the UK – the contract, has seen PTAU design and manufacture six full retention separators for two different locations meeting strict timescales.

The development of the Sirius Minerals’ Woodsmith Mine and its associated infrastructure is underway. The mine will produce polyhalite – a multi-nutrient fertilizer, which contains four of the six macro nutrients that plants need to grow. PTAU has already delivered three Conder CNS 400 full retention separators to the main mine site near Whitby.

Engineered and built at the company’s extensive facilities, at Peterlee, County Durham, the Conder CNS full retention separators are fitted to surface water drainage systems to prevent contaminated water entering the site and thereby eliminating the risk of pollution caused by hydrocarbon.

A further two CNS 500s have also been ordered, and a Conder CNS 600 full retention separator is bound for Lockwood Beck – the location of the Sirius’ mineral transport system shaft. The mineral transport system is a tunnel system to transport polyhalite to a processing and port facility at Teesside, for distribution worldwide.

Speaking about the contract delivery, Steve Joyce, managing director at PTAU said: “We were delighted to work with Sirius Minerals on this project, which we secured on our ability to meet critical deadlines.”

“We have one of largest facilities in Europe for this design of plant, this combined with our commitment to innovation enables us to produce engineered tanks to such a high specification.”

The company prides itself on its prefabricated separators meeting a two-part European Standard, BS EN 858-1: 20021 and BS EN 858-2: 20032, from the design, use and selection right through to installation, operation and maintenance.

The Conder CNS full retention separator is designed and manufactured entirely in the UK and is designed to give long and reliable service.

Premier Tech Aqua UK boasts a team of 76 and with offices in the UK and Ireland is a market leader in providing packaged water and wastewater solutions to the residential, commercial and industrial markets.

About Premier Tech Aqua UK

Premier Tech Aqua UK (PTAU) is an industry leader in Packaged Water and Wastewater Solutions across the UK and Ireland. Specialising in the design and manufacture of innovative products for the residential, commercial, municipal and industrial markets, the company has one of Europe’s largest Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) manufacturing facilities as well as Rotomoulding High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) technology.

PTAU is a wholly owned subsidiary of Premier Tech (PT) and is part of PT’s Environmental Technology Group (ETG).

About Premier Tech

With its international HQ in Quebec, Canada, Premier Tech has been growing its global position for more than 90 years. Focusing on three core industries: horticulture and agriculture, industrial equipment, and environmental technologies, Premier Tech has over 3 600 team members in 24 countries.

Committed to the long-­term success of its clients, Premier Tech today records sales of more than 720 million dollars, backed by a strong manufacturing and commercial expertise, a far-reaching entrepreneurial approach and a quarter-century-­long track record of solid growth.

Premier Tech's Environmental Technologies Group is an international leader in the field of onsite and decentralized wastewater treatment, rainwater harvesting, as well as rotomoulding, product design, and mould and machine manufacturing for the residential, commercial, community and industrial sectors. Premier Tech offers ecological solutions with proven quality, performance and reliability. For more information, visit

SOURCE: Premier Tech Aqua UK