We are delighted to have recently completed our contract on the remote island of St. Helena, a volcanic outpost in the South Atlantic Ocean. There is only one leisure facility on this small island which hosts a large open air pool alongside a small children’s pool. This project was led by the St. Helena government and was initiated due to an existing pipework leak and the requirement for the filtration plant to be refurbished to comply with the current PWTAG standards.
B+W were contracted for the design and supply of the new pipework along with a complete upgrade of the filtration plant including; pumps, filters, chemical control system and electro chlorination. Time was of the essence during this project and in order to try and combat the long commute to St. Helena, B+W had to source the majority of the equipment through our supply chain network in Johannesburg and Europe. This was then shipped via Cape Town, South Africa to St. Helena, taking up to 3 months in total for the transportation of all goods.
Both pools were originally operated using only fresh water, however with fresh water being at a premium on the island the new filtration system by B+W was designed to be able to operate using sea water from the Atlantic Ocean as a supplement in drought conditions.