SWECO's environmental consultants win contract in Turkey

A new wastewater treatment plant is planned for construction south of Ankara, Turkey. The project is one of many currently underway to bring the country up to standard with EU environmental requirements. SWECO has been commissioned to examine the proposed design and supervise construction of the wastewater treatment plant. The assignment also includes training of management personnel from the municipality who are responsible for water services as well as operators...

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, March 11, 2008 -- A new wastewater treatment plant is planned for construction south of Ankara, Turkey. The project is one of many currently underway to bring the country up to standard with EU environmental requirements.

SWECO has been commissioned to examine the proposed design and supervise construction of the wastewater treatment plant. The assignment also includes training of management personnel from the municipality who are responsible for water services and the individuals who will operate the facility in the future.

"We are carrying out many similar assignments in Europe and the Middle East to improve management of both drinking water and wastewater. The standards are still very low in many places," says Guy Taylor, Project Manager, SWECO.

The new wastewater treatment plant will be built in the municipality of Nevsehir, some 350 km south of Ankara. Nevsehir has a population of around 70,000, but the region attracts up to 1.5 million tourists per year. At present, there are no functioning systems for wastewater management and much of the municipality's sewage is discharged directly into a nearby river.

SWECO's contract is worth approximately SEK 12 million. The project is being funded by the EU and carried out in collaboration with a local partner, TEMPO Engineers and Consultants Ltd.

SWECO is the Nordic region's leading provider of consulting services with combined expertise in engineering, environmental technology and architecture.

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