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VA Tech Wabag bags Rs 520 crore CETP project in Kanpur

Chennai : Chennai-based water infrastructure developer VA Tech Wabag VA Tech Wabag has secured a major order under the Centre's ongoing Namami Gange programme.

The Rs 520 crore project is for engineering, procurement, construction, operation & maintenance of a 20 million litre per day (MLD) common effluent treatment plant (CETP) along with treated sewage dilution facility for Jajmau leather cluster in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh.

The order has been received from the Jajmau Tannery Effluent Treatment Association (JTETA) and reinforces the company's position in the domestic industrial treatment segment.

The scope of the design & build contract includes design, engineering, supply, erection, construction and commissioning of the 20 MLD CETP over a period of 24 months.

The CETP scheme includes pre-treatment, sulphide removal, de-nitrification, two stage extended aeration and tertiary treatment consisting of clarification, quartz filtration and ultra-filtration.

The scope also includes setting up a collection and conveyance system to collect and pump the effluent from various tanneries upto the treatment plant; setting up common chrome recovery unit to treat chrome tanning effluents by recovering the chrome so that they can be reused in the tanneries and setting up a pilot plant with a zero liquid discharge (ZLD) facility.

Post successful commissioning, VA Tech Wabag will also be resposible for operation & maintenance of the plants for five years. The construction of the plant will be funded under the Namami Gange programme while operation & maintenance will be self-financed by JTETA.

“We are delighted to be awarded the first industrial ETP project under the NMCG. The plant when completed, will significantly reduce the toxic discharge into one of the most polluted stretches of River Ganga. We are also proud that this plant will be the largest tannery ETP in India and one of the largest globally", said VA Tech Wabag CEO-India Cluster Pankaj Sachdeva.

The CETP project at Jajmau, Kanpur follows VA Tech Wabag's successful implementation of two CETPs of 10 MLD each along with similar CCRS (Chrome recovery plants) at Kolkata leather complex, tannery clusters in Perundurai and Dindigul in Tamil Nadu for a 2 MLD and a 2.5 MLD CETP respectively.

The Kanpur project will be in step with implementation of the Supreme Court ruling mandating industrial effluent treatment plants in all functional industrial premises across India.

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