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Romania: Sludge Treatment Suez Awarded Contract for Sludge-to-Energy Plant in Romania

| Editor: Alexander Stark

The city of Bucharest has selected a consortium composed of Suez, FCC-Aqualia to modernise the wastewater treatment plant and to build a treatment and sludge-to-energy plant in Glina, located south-east of the capital.

Suez Group has been awarded a contract by the City of Bucharest to build as sludge-to-energy plant. (sample image)
Suez Group has been awarded a contract by the City of Bucharest to build as sludge-to-energy plant. (sample image)
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Paris/France — The contract has a volume of € 111 million (approx. $ 129 million) for the consortium and € 45 million for Suez.

The wastewater treatment plant in Glina will be rehabilitated and extended 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 the company, with a treatment capacity of 173 tonnes of dry matter per day.

The plant will be equipped with two treatment lines to recover the sludge in accordance with national and European standards. Degremont Thermylis technologies, developed by the company, will be used to reduce the volume of the sludge produced by the wastewater treatment plant by drying and then recovering energy, with a production of electricity used in part to power the plant.

The 28-month construction project will be completed at the end of 2019.

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