Scarborough man’s role in multi-million pound work

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A SCARBOROUGH man has played a key role in the completion of Edinburgh’s new £130 million water treatment works.

Roy Dahl, 32, project-managed the construction and commissioning of Scottish Water’s flagship investment, and was the only member of the project team to have overseen the project from beginning to end.

The works was officially switched-on earlier this month by Scottish Government minister Alex Neil.

Speaking of the project, Mr Dahl said: “I am delighted to have played a part in the construction of this outstanding project. It has certainly marked a milestone in my career. The project has won acclaim around the world and we have shared our knowledge with many interesting people from as far afield as Australia, America and Japan.

“Glencorse is a project of which we are all extremely proud and will continue to be so for many years to come.”

Sustainability is central to the Glencorse Water Project with raw water supplies fed, by gravity, from reservoirs in the Borders. This raw natural force drives the facility’s powerful turbine. Treated water is then delivered directly into the capital using the same natural force.

The state-of-the-art works which nestles in the rolling Pentland Hills, will supply more than 450,000 customers across the city and parts of Midlothian with around 175 million litres of water every day.