All clear in Black Sea: Siemens to build turnkey wastewater treatment plants in Romania

Siemens Industrial Solutions and Services Group (I&S) is to build two turnkey wastewater treatment plants in the Romanian seaport of Constantza. For a waste-dump leakage treatment plant and a sewage treatment plant, Siemens is to supply and install all the systems, machinery and electrical equipment and will also be responsible for all the construction work. The order is valued at US$7.82 million. The new plants are scheduled to start operating at the end of 2006...

ERLANGEN, Germany, Jan. 3, 2006 -- Acting as the general contractor, the Siemens Industrial Solutions and Services Group (I&S) is to build two turnkey wastewater treatment plants in the Romanian seaport of Constantza, it announced yesterday. The customer is the state-owned port authority, Maritime Ports Administration S.A. Constantza (MPAC). For a waste-dump leakage treatment plant and a sewage treatment plant, Siemens is to supply and install all the systems, machinery and electrical equipment and will also be responsible for all the construction work. The order is valued at around EUR 6.5 million [US$7.82 million] and the new plants are scheduled to start operating at the end of 2006.

In the Romanian Black Sea port of Constantza, around 40 million tonnes of goods were transshipped in 2004. The amount of freight is growing by eight% every year. To modernize the port, the operator, MPAC, has initiated the "Romania - Constantza Port Environment and Infrastructure Project", which is being supported by the European Investment Bank (EIB). In this context, Siemens is to build a new waste-dump leakage plant for treating 7,300 cubic meters of water per year and a sewage-treatment plant with a capacity of 815,000 cubic meters per year.

Siemens is supplying and installing all the systems, machinery and electrical equipment for the two wastewater treatment plants. This also includes containers, tanks and pipelines as well as pumps, compressors and metering systems. The biological wastewater treatment system of the plants includes a light-materials separator as well as sand and active-carbon filters and works according to the activated-sludge method with deep aeration. Water will be removed from the sludge by a chamber filter press. Siemens is also installing the complete process instrumentation as well as measuring systems for the pH value, flow rate, pressure and temperature. The measured data will serve as the basis for fully automatic control of the plants via a central control system. The measured values and process data will be displayed with the help of a visualization system.

The wastewater treatment plants have been designed in such a way that the COD (chemical oxygen demand) of the wastewater will be reduced by around 80%. The cleaned wastewater will then comply with the emission limits for emptying into the sea. Siemens will guarantee the agreed cleaning performance as well as maximum consumption quantities of the chemicals used.

Siemens is also responsible for carrying out all the construction work. This includes, for example, construction of the foundations, the reinforced concrete basins and the operations buildings. Also included are infrastructure facilities such as the cable carrying system, the lighting and the low-voltage supply.

Further information under: http://www.siemens.com/water

The Siemens Industrial Solutions and Services Group (I&S) -- www.industry.siemens.com -- is the integrator of systems and solutions for industrial and infrastructure facilities and global service provider for the plant and projects business covering planning, installation, operation and the entire life cycle. I&S uses the electrical and technical products of other Siemens Groups in order to enhance productivity and improve competitiveness of companies in the sectors of metallurgy, water treatment, pulp and paper, oil and gas, marine engineering, open-cast mining, intelligent traffic systems and industrial services. In fiscal 2004 (to September 30) I&S employed a total of 30,000 people worldwide and achieved total sales of EUR 4.290 billion [US$5.15 billion].

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