Alderwood Water & Wastewater District picks Kruger BioCon drying process for biosolids

Kruger will provide the BioCon equipment, engineering support services, start-up and training services for the Class A biosolids project in Lynnwood, WA. The final contract was signed with the Veolia Water unit Jan. 16, after a competitive bid and evaluation process by the district and its consulting engineering team consisting of URS, Brown & Caldwell, and TetraTech/KCM. The BioCon process was selected as a result of its low life cycle costs and favorable operational and maintenance aspects...

CARY, NC, Feb. 22, 2007 -- The Alderwood Water & Wastewater District in Washington State has contracted Kruger Inc to supply a BioCon® thermal drying process for Class A biosolids production. Kruger will provide the BioCon equipment, engineering support services, start-up and training services for the project.

The final contract was signed with the Veolia Water unit on Jan.16, following a competitive bid and evaluation process conducted by the District, based in Lynnwood, WA, and its consulting engineering team consisting of URS, Brown & Caldwell, and TetraTech/KCM. The BioCon process was selected as a result of its low life cycle costs and favorable operational and maintenance aspects.

The BioCon process will produce a Class A product at the Picnic Point WWTF as part of the overall plant upgrade and expansion. The solids handling system will receive un-stabilized waste activated sludge from a membrane bioreactor and include sludge thickening, centrifuge dewatering, and the BioCon drying process to produce an end product to be beneficially reused.

I. Kruger Inc. (www.krugerusa.com) is a water and wastewater solutions provider specializing in advanced and differentiating technologies. Kruger provides complete processes and systems ranging from biological nutrient removal to mobile surface water treatment. The ActiFlo® Microsand Ballasted Clarifier, BioCon Dryer, BioStyr® Denitrification System, NEOSEP™ MBR and HYDROTECH Discfilters are just a few of the innovative technologies offered by Kruger. Kruger is a Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies company.

Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies is the technological subsidiary of Veolia Water (www.veoliawater.com). Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies (VWS), which includes six subsidiaries in North America (Crown Solutions, HPD, John Meunier, Kruger, N.A.Water Systems and Whittier Filtration), is a world leader in engineering and technological solutions in water treatment for industrial companies and municipal authorities. VWS is also one of the world's major design-build providers of water and wastewater treatment facilities. Present in more than 50 countries, with 6100 employees, Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies had revenue of $1.8 billion in 2005.

Veolia Water, the water division of Veolia Environnement (www.veoliaenvironnement.com), is the world leader in water services. Veolia Water specializes in managing water services outsourced by municipal authorities, industry and tertiary sector companies. Veolia Water operates in 57 countries, serves 108 million people worldwide. With 70,700 employees, the company had a turnover of $10.7 billion in 2005.

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Also see:
-- "Executive Corner: Quality, not commodity with Veolia Water" (Industrial WaterWorld)
-- "Veolia Water North America opens training center in Indianapolis" (WaterWorld Online)

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