Earth Tech signs 15-year contract with Hungarian Oil & Gas Co.

April 3, 2003
Earth Tech has signed a contract with the Hungarian Oil & Gas Co. to expand, upgrade and manage the wastewater treatment facilities at the Duna refinery in Szazhalombatta, near Budapest.

$35 million design/build/finance/operate project privatizes country's largest refinery's wastewater treatment plant

LONG BEACH, Calif., April 2, 2003 -- Earth Tech has signed a contract with the Hungarian Oil & Gas Company, also known as MOL, to expand, upgrade and manage the wastewater treatment facilities at the Duna refinery in Szazhalombatta, near Budapest. The project has a collective construction cost of $35 million and Earth Tech will manage all of the wastewater assets and services at the refinery for 15 years.

Under the contract, Earth Tech will upgrade the existing wastewater treatment plant by installing new dissolved air flotation system, CASSTM biological treatment tanks, sludge handling and dewatering equipment, and other associated equipment. In addition, it will upgrade the oily sludge/solid waste rotary kiln incinerator and modify the refinery sewer system to segregate and reduce wastewaters entering the wastewater treatment plant.

Earth Tech will also undertake full responsibility for the operation and maintenance of the wastewater collection system, wastewater treatment and waste incinerator and landfill site, including compliance with all licenses, permits and other regulatory requirements.

"Earth Tech assembled a team that brings together unique capabilities in management, design, construction and long-term operation of wastewater services to develop comprehensive, cost- and time-efficient solutions for the Hungarian Oil & Gas Company," said Diane C. Creel, president of Earth Tech. "This contract award demonstrates the added value Earth Tech offers to our customers with our full-service capabilities. We are very pleased to partner with MOL and we are committed to playing an active role in supporting the company's environmental efforts."

Earth Tech will employ the existing staff of approximately 45 employees currently responsible for the operation of the wastewater treatment system, the wastewater collection system and the waste incinerator.

The Duna refinery is the largest oil refinery in Hungary. The upgrades to the wastewater facilities are needed in order to meet European Union and Hungarian environmental legislation.

About Earth Tech

Founded in 1970, Earth Tech ( is an industry leader and global provider of engineering, architecture, construction, environmental, infrastructure development and facility operation services to meet the needs of government and industrial clients in today's ever-changing world. Earth Tech has more than 8,400 professional and support personnel in nearly 200 offices worldwide, including the U.S., Canada, Mexico, South America, Europe, Australia and Asia/Pacific. Earth Tech's headquarters are located in Long Beach, Calif.

Sponsored Recommendations

SmartSights WIN-911 Alarm Notification Software Enables Faster Response

March 15, 2024
Alarm notification software enables faster response for customers, keeping production on track

Automated Fresh Water Treatment

March 15, 2024
SCADA, Automation and Control for Efficient and Compliant Operations

Digital Transformation Enables Smart Water

March 15, 2024
During this webinar we will discuss factors driving the transformation to digital water, water industry trends, followed by a summary of solutions (products & services) available...

Smart Water Solutions: Transforming the Water Universe

March 15, 2024
Water is our most valuable resource, and efficient and effective water and wastewater handling is crucial for municipalities. As industry experts, you face a number of challenges...