Stage One of the response involves the conversion of two 49m diameter clarifiers into high-energy reactors.
600kW of 75kW aquaturbo Model AER-AS Floating Surface Aerators will be installed with two coming from Aeris Global stock in NZ and the other six being manufactured by Aquaturbo Systems Inc. USA.
When made aware of the crisis, the Arkansas based aeration specialist kindly agreed to come to the aid of Christchurch City. They jumped production of the aerators to the front of the cue and agreed to continue work through the festive period with completion scheduled for mid-January.
Brazil based WEG, and local partners TR Industries, also leapt to support the city by expediting the production of electric motors for the aerators.
14-tonnes of equipment will be airfreighted to NZ during January in readiness for installation and commissioning in February by the Aeris Global Field Services team.