Cork-based EPS Group has been shortlisted for the Engineering Endeavour of 2020 for their innovative use of collaboration and digital engineering tools to protect London’s water supply.

The work of the Mallow headquartered organisation on the Coppermills Water Treatment Works in London is one of six winning engineering projects shortlisted as part of Engineers Ireland’s new Engineering Excellence Digital Series, held in association with ESB.

The Engineering Excellence Digital Series aims to recognise and showcase inspiring engineering endeavour and its positive impact on society.

Located in North London, Coppermills Water Treatment Works provides approximately one third of London’s drinking water, however this supply was challenged during periods of algal bloom.

In response to this challenge, EPS Group undertook the concept design, production and off-site construction of 12 filter flumes in stainless steel to provide increased capacity, using an off-site ethos to maximum effect while massively reducing health and safety risks when compared with traditional construction methods.

The other five shortlisted projects featured in the Engineering Excellence Digital Series, are: N25 New Ross Bypass PPP; The Coastal Mobility Route by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council; The COVID Alliance – How Ireland’s engineers rallied to the Covid-19 emergency; I-Form’s Rapid Response Digital Manufacturing Hub; The ADVANCER Project.

Members of the public are now being called on to view the each of the six videos and to cast their vote for their chosen ‘Engineering Endeavour of 2020’ by midnight on Friday, 11 December – visit