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VA Tech Wabag bags Rs 386 crore Bengaluru STP project

Chennai : India's leading water infrastructure developer VA Tech Wabag said it has secured a Rs 386 crore order from the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) for a 150 million litre per day (MLD) sewage treatment plant (STP).

The Chennai-based company said the design, build and operate (DBO) order is for setting up the STP at K&C Valley in the city and is a repeat order from the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board.

VA Tech Wabag will design and build the plant to meet the recent stringent guidelines of Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) policy mechanism.

The plant will be designed based on activated sludge process with biological nutrient removal system and power generation. After the STP is set up, the company will also operate and maintain the same for 10 years.

The STP plant is among several measures taken by BWSSB to help protect and improve upon the natural environmental resources in the vicinity of Bellandur Lake in the city.

VA Tech Wabag CEO – India Cluster Pankaj Sachdeva said, “It is very heartening to win repeat orders and this repeat order from BWSSB is another feather in our cap showcasing our technological prowess and the customer’s confidence in us.”

BWSSB has, over the past many years, awarded several projects to VA Tech Wabag, including a JICA-funded Rs 250 crore project envisaging design and construction of a 90 MLD wastewater treatment plant at Bellandur Amanikere.

This project had a component of operation & maintenance (O&M) for seven years.

Another JICA-funded project was awarded to VA Tech Wabag by BWSSB for setting up a 60 MLD wastewater treatment plant at K&C Valley. This project was for RS 217 crore, including Rs 194 crore towards construction with power generation and Rs 23 crore towards operation and maintenance for a period of seven years.

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