A WATER treatment equipment maker has secured a contract worth more than £100,000 to support a holiday park expansion.

Premier Tech Aqua UK will supply a treatment plant to Saltmarshe Castle Park.

Bosses at the business, based in Peterlee, east Durham, say the move will help developers convert the Herefordshire site into a fully residential location.

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They added the plant will replace several outdated septic tanks and two existing treatment units.

Tim Fycun, Premier Tech Aqua’s project consultant, said the new equipment will be supplied and installed in less than six weeks, adding it will help Saltmarshe officials meet stringent environmental regulations.

He said: “By considering the location of the park, expected site occupancy and number of users, we were able to develop a solution for the development.

“The new installation will ensure efficiency and meet the extremely high standards dictated by the Environment Agency.”

Saltmarshe Castle Park was bought three years ago by operator Wyldecrest Management Parks, and site manager David Masters said Premier Tech Aqua’s apparatus will provide bosses with a financial boost as they move forward with development plans.

He added: “The park is renowned for its scenic beauty, so it was important to find a solution that didn’t compromise the natural surroundings.

“We were greatly impressed by Premier Tech’s new system, which is far superior to other comparative solutions.

“Boasting a de-sludge cycle with a six-month interval at full loading, it will save a significant amount in operating costs over the plant’s lifecycle.”

The work further adds to Premier Tech Aqua’s order book, which, in the past, has included a contract to design and make retention separators for Sirius Minerals’ 1,000-job, £2.2bn Woodsmith Mine.

Built at the company’s Peterlee base, the separators, which prevent the infiltration of contaminated water, have been delivered to Sirius’ mine site, based near Whitby, and a separate shaft access site at Lockwood Beck, near Guisborough, east Cleveland.