UK: Engineering Lenzing Invests Over 27 Million Dollars for New Wastewater Treatment Unit
The Lenzing Group has plans to develop a new state-of-the-art wastewater treatment plant at its site in Grimsby, UK. The move is in line with the company’s strategy of reducing wastewater emissions by 2022.
Lenzing/Austria – The Lenzing Group, a world-leading provider of wood-based specialty fibers for the textile and nonwoven industries, is investing 27.4 million dollars to build a new, state-of-the-art wastewater treatment plant at its site in Grimsby, United Kingdom. The investment is part of the company’s plans to reduce wastewater emissions by 2022.
Once it has implemented this project, Lenzing will have biological wastewater treatment plants that meet the best available techniques (BAT) quality standard at all its production sites.
The plant design, which will employ a new technology developed as part of a research project, is fully aligned with the UK regulator and supported by the local authorities.
The site’s current wastewater situation complies fully with the EU Water Framework Directive as well as all local laws and regulations. The investment has been approved by the Supervisory Board, ensuring that construction can start this year and the plant will be commissioned well before the UK-ratified EU directive goes into effect.