Passavant-Roediger GmbH, a wholly owned German subsidiary of Drake & Scull International (DSI) PJSC, announced that it has been awarded two major contracts for a combined value of Dh50 million for water and wastewater treatment plants (WWTP) in India.
The new projects will help the company to consolidate its position in the growing water and wastewater treatment (WWTP) sector in the country. Passavant’s parent company DSI already has a significant presence in India where it has delivered projects in the energy sector and is currently working on the New Cuffe Parade development and the Lodha World Crest Tower in Mumbai, besides a Coal Conveyor project in Odisha.
Under the terms of the first contract, Passavant-Roediger will undertake the work for Ford India at their new Vehicle and Engine Assembly Plant in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
The company will be responsible for design, engineering, supply, installation and commissioning of all mechanical and electrical works for an Effluent Treatment Plant which has a design capacity of handling 8 million litres of river water per day (8000 cubic meters per day), and a state of the art wastewater treatment plant of capacity 4500 cubic meters per day.
The plants will make the river water fit for drinking and firefighting purposes as well as for automobile manufacturing.
The waste sludge from the water treatment plant as well as sanitary wastewater and process wastewater from the manufacturing plants will be pumped to the wastewater treatment plant which will recycle the wastewater back into the automotive production as well as irrigation for agriculture, and will feature a Zero Liquid Discharge Processing Unit, a second of its kind for Passavant. The company has previously delivered a Zero Liquid Discharge unit in its pioneering Saida (Lebanon) Domestic Waste Treatment plant, which processes over 300 tons of mixed domestic waste daily, converting it to energy through biogas, the first project of this nature in the Middle East.
The second contract, awarded by the Rajasthan Government, will see the company undertake complete testing and commissioning of 80 kilometers of sewer system and all ancillary works, including construction of manholes sewage pump houses and rising main and property connections in the town of Nathdwara. The scope of work also includes 10-year operation and maintenance of all civil, mechanical, electrical and automation works for the sewer system as well as the sewage pumping station.