Newtown firm cleans up with quango deal

Iain Weir
Iain Weir
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A NEWTOWN St Boswells engineering firm has signed a seven-figure deal with Scottish Water – and will use environmentally-friendly robots as part of the agreement.

Water quality experts Panton McLeod will clean and inspect water storage structures across the country on behalf of the Scottish Government quango for the next three years. They will use the robots fitted with cameras to clean and inspect some reservoirs. It will allow staff remotely operating the robots to assess the interior of tanks without having to drain the facilities first.

Iain Weir, managing director at Panton McLeod, said: “We’ve worked extensively in the past with Scottish Water and have provided important services for them at many of the country’s strategic water storage facilities.

“Our work has included cleaning and disinfecting facilities right across the country, ranging in capacity from small water storage tanks to huge underground reservoirs the size of Murrayfield Stadium, so we are very pleased to be continuing this important work under the new deal.

“Scottish Water continues to make concerted efforts to ensure that water quality standards across the country remain at their highest level, so it is a great endorsement of our expertise that they have chosen us as the single supplier for all cleaning and inspection services.

“Our technology and expertise will provide them with a cost-effective, efficient and environmentally-friendly way of performing this routine work across Scotland.”

Panton McLeod was selected as the single supplier for all tank cleaning and inspections in Scotland and have worked with Scottish Water for the past decade.