Siltbuster Wins Queen’s Award for Innovation

21 Apr 2017

As announced by the Queen today on her birthday, Siltbuster has been named as a winner of the UK’s most prestigious business award – the Queen’s Award for Enterprise.

One of a select group of British companies to receive the award today, Siltbuster has been recognised for the outstanding contribution it has made to improving the way waste water is treated. The innovative company offers a fleet of over 300 water treatment units providing modular rapidly deployable treatment solutions, backed up by internationally recognised expert advice, over 8 patents and a range of CPD training courses.

Regarded as the fourth emergency service for the construction industry, Siltbuster has helped the majority of the top 100 construction contractors tackle dirty water produced. Projects have ranged from infrastructure schemes such as; new dual carriageways, Crossrail, Heathrow Airport, to the construction of the Olympic Park and new factories for Airbus and Jaguar Land Rover.

Dr Richard Coulton, CEO of Siltbuster, said: “We’re incredibly proud to have received the Queen’s Award for Innovation and it is a great honour for the whole team to have had their work recognised at the highest level.”

“Having started the business here in Monmouth fourteen years ago, it’s incredible to think that we are now the industry leader. That said, we are not going to rest on our laurels. We are investing over £4m in a new campus where we’ll continue to innovate and grow, developing a world renowned centre of excellence creating high quality, skilled jobs for the area.”

Construction companies in particular have a massive problem when it comes to managing waste waters they encounter on site. By the very nature of their works, water can often be polluted in a variety of different ways. Whether it be the highly alkaline and toxic by-product created when cleaning concrete equipment, or the production of dirty and discolored ground waters when digging excavations which can kill fish and damage aquatic ecosystems.

In today’s day and age it is unacceptable to allow contamination to exit site by either being stuck down foul drains or even worse, released into the wider environment. The innovative Siltbuster systems clean this often highly toxic waste water to such a high standard that it can be safely discharged back into watercourses, nearly always cleaner than the watercourse itself.

Designed and manufactured in South Wales, Siltbuster’s systems are used in over 32 countries around the world, from Northern tip of Norway down to the Falkland Island and from North America to Australia. Applications have included treating waste water generated during construction of the new Metro system in Qatar’s capital city for use during the 2022 football World Cup to the raising of the Costa Concordia.