Drake inks India wastewater plant contract
Dubai, July 7, 2014
Drake & Scull International (DSI) said its German subsidiary Passavant Energy & Environment has won two contracts worth Dh 103 million ($28 million) for the construction and operation of two wastewater treatment plants in India.
The winning of the new contracts for Amritsar Sewerage Project in Punjab further reinforces the company’s growing presence in the subcontinent, which will help to consolidate its position in the country, said a statement from DSI.
The scope of work includes design and construction, including installing, testing, commissioning and 5-year operation of two sewage treatment plants each with a capacity of 95 million liters per day (MLD) based on the Activated Sludge Treatment Process in North and South Zones of Amritsar, Punjab.
Dr Mazen Bachir, the managing director, Passavant Energy and Environment, said: "The water and wastewater treatment sector is currently witnessing a significant growth in India with the rise in demand for highly advanced wastewater treatment and waste to energy technologies."
"There is a tremendous potential for leading companies like Passavant Energy and Environment in the Indian market. As pioneers of Waste to Energy plants in the Middle East, achieving Zero Liquid Discharge at our Waste Treatment Plant in Lebanon, we believe that we will be able to cater to the specific requirements of the region," he stated.
Passavant, he said, along with DSI will leverage its engineering capabilities as well as a strong presence in the region to jointly explore the lucrative opportunities in India.
Passavant Energy and Environment in Asia is currently working on two key projects of combined value of Dh50 million in the state of Rajasthan and Gujarat.
The company is building a Membrane Bio Reactor (MBR) wastewater treatment plant with a capacity of 4.5 million liters per day (MLD) for Ford India in Ahmedabad (Gujarat) and in Nathdwara (Rajasthan), it has undertaken work for the construction of a 80 km sewerage system.-TradeArabia News Service