Chivas Brothers The Glenlivet Distillery

Chivas Brothers, The Glenlivet Distillery (UK)

AMBR LE™ & Reverse Osmosis

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The Glenlivet distillery in Moray, Scotland produces The Glenlivet whisky, the biggest selling single malt  brand globally. It’s described as “the single malt that started it all.”

The distillery is owned by Pernod Ricard and produces 5,900,000 proof litres per annum – enough for 6 million bottles.

Project requirements

Upgrade of an existing treatment facility to an AMBR LE™ effluent plant, with scope limited to chemical dosing systems, bioreactor tank, aeration system and ultrafiltration membranes as per client requirements.

Treatment of wastewater generated from process areas and notably for removal of residual copper concentrations, for discharge to sensitive watercourse to meet with stringent parameters set by SEPA.


  • Low energy AMBR LE™ plant comprising bioreactor tank, slot type aeration, chemical dosing and ultrafiltration membrane separation
  • Totally automated, with remote access for plant monitoring.
Plant performance
Volume for AM BR LE ™ Treatment1,200 m3/day
Design COD Load2,880 kg/day
Design Copper Concentration< 5 mg/l
BOD from AMBR LE ™< 20 mg/l
Copper Conc’n from AMBR LE ™< 0.3 mg/l
Benefits for the Customer
Optimised for copper removal
Utilisation of existing assets to reduce capital costs
Low energy consumption, flexible operation and energy management
Flexible scope of supply to compliment clients’ engineering
Improved discharge condition to meet with SEPA requirements