Siemens to support Bulleh Shah Paper Mill factory with wastewater technology

Siemens Water Technologies recently teamed up with its sister company Siemens Pakistan to provide Packages Limited with a second wastewater treatment system for its new Bulleh Shah Paper Mill Project in Kasur, Pakistan. The orders consist of two circular primary clarifiers and two secondary clarifiers, as well as floating surface aerators and spray coolers for the paper company's biological wastewater treatment facility. Siemens Pakistan will provide service and maintenance...

BERLIN, Germany, May 12, 2006 -- Siemens Water Technologies recently teamed up with its sister company Siemens Pakistan to provide Packages Limited with a second wastewater treatment system for its new Bulleh Shah Paper Mill Project in Kasur, Pakistan. The orders consist of two circular primary clarifiers and two secondary clarifiers, as well as floating surface aerators and spray coolers for the paper company's biological wastewater treatment facility. Siemens Pakistan will provide service and maintenance.

One of Pakistan's leading manufacturers of high-quality paper, paperboard, and packaging products for the consumer industry, Packages Limited developed a new straw-based pulping technology with which it hopes to promote greater environmental sustainability in wood-strapped countries. The new paper factory is located in Kasur, about 70 km from Packages Limited?s existing plant in Lahore. The company expects the Bulleh Shah Paper Mill Project to also help improve its operating efficiency, product quality and overall environmental performance.

Part of the key to the plant?s success: its biological wastewater treatment systems. The 32-m High-Performance Rim-Flo®/Tow-Bro® secondary clarifiers, for instance, saved significant civil and concrete costs when compared with conventional clarifiers. Similarly, the Aqua-Lator® floating spray coolers served as an economic alternative to cooling towers, increasing heat transfer and lowering the temperature of the wastewater prior to secondary treatment.

Mr. Baljinder Sandhu, project director at Packages Limited adds that his company liked dealing with a single supplier. "It was nice to have one point of contact instead of several," he says. "It was also nice that Siemens could offer field service through its local offices for inspection of installation and maintenance training of our personnel. This minimized our cost and offered peace of mind."

Packages Limited anticipates its entire biological wastewater treatment facility will be up and running by July 2006.

Jaakko Pöyry NLK Inc. of Vancouver, Canada served as consultant for this project.

Siemens Water Technologies, including the USFilter Group of Companies, delivers cost-effective, reliable water and wastewater treatment systems and services to municipal, industrial, commercial and institutional customers worldwide. The division "Water Technologies" is part of Siemens' Industrial Solutions and Services Group (I&S) which is a system and solution provider for industrial and infrastructure facilities and global service provider for the plant and projects business covering planning, installation, operation and the entire life cycle. In fiscal 2005, I&S employed a total of 31,700 people worldwide and achieved total sales of EUR 5.390 billion [US$6.967 billion]. For more information, see: www.siemens.com/water or www.usfilter.com.

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