VWS Westgarth Office Contact

Orbital House
3 Redwood Crescent
East Kilbride
G74 5PR

+44 (0)1355 588 000
Fax: +44 (0)1355 588 001


Veolia Water Oil & Gas Angola Contact:

Viana Park
Pavilhão nº1 Quarteirão 9
Estrada do Calumbo
Pólo Industrial de Viana
República de Angola

Tel: +244 940 120 949
Tel: +244 949 229 399



History of Westgarth

Originally part of the Weir Group, a Glasgow company with a long and proud engineering history, the Westgarth division was purchased along with other business units by Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies in July 2005.

Renamed VWS Westgarth, and as an integral part of Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies, we are able to utilise the specialist R&D and process abilities of the world's largest water treatment company.

Company time line

1884: First form of Desalination unit supplied by G & J Weir

1957: Weir Invented and patented the MSF process (Professor Robert Silver)

1962: Weir Westgarth incorporated following amalgamation with Richardsons Westgarth of Wallsend

1964: Weir Westgarth moved from West Hartlepool offices to Cathcart, Glasgow

1968: Company's first (and only) triple-decked MSF Desalination Plants installed in Malta G.C.

1970: Abu Dhabi's first MSF Desalination Plant for the Ministry of Water & Electricity - 12 migpd

1985: World's largest SWRO Plant - Ad Dur, Bahrain - 45,000 m3/day

1992: World's first SRP package - Agip Tiffany, North Sea - 100,000 BPD

1993: World's largest RO plant operating on Sewage Effluent - Madras Fertiliser - 12,500 m3/day

1995: World's largest MSF plant at 60 migpd Jebel Ali Station'G' 

1999: UK's largest SWRO Desalination Plant - Jersey, Channel Isles - 6,000 m3/day

2003: World's first SRP using patented microfiltration pre-treatment - Nexen Buzzard - 251,700 BPD

2004: World's largest SRP - BP Plutonio (Angola) - 415,300 BPD (< 20ppm product sulphate content)

2005: Company acquired by Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies

2005: Moved to new offices in East Kilbride

2006: Offices opened in Gloucester, England and Houston, USA

2009: Luanda office opened

2011: VWS Westgarth takes over responsibility of the VWS Rio de Janerio office

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