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Suez selected to build treatment and sludge-to-energy plant in Romania

The City of Bucharest has selected a consortium composed of France-headed global waste and water management company Suez and FCC - Aqualia, the water management arm of Spain-headed environmental services company FCC Medio Ambiente to modernise the wastewater treatment (WWTP) plant and to build a treatment and sludge-to-energy plant in Glina, located south-east of the Romanian capital.

According to a statement, the wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) in Glina will be renovated and the treatment capacity increased by FCC – Aqualia in order to ultimately provide wastewater treatment services for the equivalent of 2.4 million inhabitants. The sludge will be transported to the future treatment and sludge-to-energy plant built by Suez, with a treatment capacity of 173 tonnes of dry matter per day.

This plant will have two treatment lines to recover the sludge in accordance with national and European standards. Both the “Degremont” and “Thermylis” technologies developed by Suez, will be used to significantly reduce the volume of the sludge produced by the WWTP by drying and then recovering the energy for electricity production used in part to power the plant.

The 28-month construction project will be completed by the end of 2019. With this contract, worth EUR 111 million for the consortium and EUR 45 million for Suez, the company strengthens its presence in Eastern Europe.

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