WABAG has received the Design, Build, and Operate (DBO) order worth USD 100 Million from Dhaka Water Supply & Sewerage Authority (Dhaka WASA).
WD News: The Honourable Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina recently laid the foundation stone for the 200 MLD Pagla Energy Neutral Sewage Treatment Plant in Dhaka.
The scope of this project for WABAG includes design, engineering, supply, construction, installation, and commissioning of the 200 MLD STP followed by Operation & Maintenance (O&M) for 60 months. The project is funded by Multi-Lateral Funding Agencies – World Bank and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) under Dhaka Sanitation Improvement Project (DSIP).
This project is being designed as an Activated Sludge Treatment Process where it would use Green Fuel (Biogas) generated during the wastewater treatment process producing Green Energy required for running the plant. This process also meets the best-in-class environmental norms and the production of renewable energy contributes to the cause of combating global climate change.
Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh emphasised that the development of such power-neutral sewage treatment plants will position Bangladesh as a leader in South and South East Asia, promoting sustainability and addressing global climate change.
Commenting on this occasion, Rajiv Mittal, CMD – VA Tech WABAG said, “The Pagla STP will improve water quality of the Buriganga-Dhaleswari system. Also, powered with a resource recovery model, the STP will produce renewable energy from the biogas to run the plants leading to lower OPEX. The project will have a positive impact on the water quality of Dhaka’s rivers. It will significantly reduce the volume of untreated wastewater and faecal sludge discharged into the rivers, contributing to the larger effort to improve sanitation services in the city.”
Source & image courtesy: VA Tech WABAG