EU-backed Croatian projects to reuse wastewater for agriculture using MBR technology
Croatian water agency Odvodnja has awarded a consortium comprising SUEZ and Austrian construction company Strabag contracts to design and construct four wastewater treatment plants...
Croatian water agency Odvodnja has awarded a consortium comprising SUEZ and Austrian construction company Strabag projects to design and construct four wastewater treatment plants.
The contract, which is co-funded by the European Union to the tune of 78%, is worth a total of €38 million, of which €22 million for SUEZ.
The project covers the design and construction of four wastewater treatment stations, equipped with membrane bioreactors and with a total capacity of 137,500 population equivalent. The treated water will be reused for agricultural irrigation.
The project also provides for the construction of an additional 62km of wastewater networks, the rehabilitation of 23km of the existing network and the construction of 52 pumping stations.
Sludge from the treatment of the wastewater will be recovered by drying in the sun or by composting in units supplied by SUEZ. The four stations will be built simultaneously and should be completed by the end of 2017.
Located in Istria, a region on the Adriatic coast that is popular with tourists, the town of Porec's population increases from 24,000 out of season to 115,000 in the holiday season.