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SPIE SECURES DEAL WITH SCOTLAND’S OLDEST ACTIVE PRISON

SPIE SECURES DEAL WITH SCOTLAND’S OLDEST ACTIVE PRISON

SPIE UK has won a contract with the Scottish Prison Service (SPS) for the upgrade of specific hot water systems and associated hot and cold water system valves at HMP Perth, which will enable SPS to have more effective control and operation of these respective systems.

Under the contract terms SPIE UK is designing, supplying and installing a new hot water return pipework system complete with a new circulation pump, automatic balancing valves and manual service valves for HMP Perth C Hall. All the new pipework and valves will be thermally insulated throughout, with thermal balancing valves on each return circuit to provide automatic balancing of the system. The existing Trend BEMS system in C Hall is being modified to provide monitoring and control for the new installation.

The scheme also includes the replacement of existing hot and cold water system valves in the roof spaces in A Hall and B Hall. The existing lock-shield valves will be replaced with new automatic thermal balancing valves and the gate valve type isolation valves will be replaced with lever type ball valves. All the valves have been thermally insulated using proprietary jackets.

The upgrade of the hot water systems was designed with system optimisation at the front of mind as well as to support the Scottish Prison Service’s ongoing investment into the enhancement of its estate.

Jim Skivington, Divisional Managing Director at SPIE UK, said: “Having already completed a number of projects over the past five years for SPS, we are incredibly pleased to have been awarded this contract. Designing systems that benefit the users and help organisations meet their objectives is core to everything we do and is a central part of the team’s focus at HMP Perth. Working in a prison environment under the current circumstances poses some unique challenges, but I have full trust in the professionalism of our team, and the HMP Perth staff, to allow us to deliver this upgrade to the highest standard.”

Stuart Mawson, Senior M&E Project Manager for SPS, added: “Having worked with the SPIE UK team in the past, I know that they will rise to the challenge of delivering the scheme to a high quality, on time and to budget. The SPIE UK team clearly demonstrated that they have the expertise to deliver a system that will meet the contract’s requirements.”

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