18 april 2016

Veolia will design and build tomorrow’s wastewater treatment plant in Boras in Sweden

Boras, the second largest city in western Sweden, has chosen Veolia to design and build an innovative plant, equipped with advanced wastewater treatment technology. This site will showcase the latest advances in energy efficiency and environmental sustainability.

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The new wastewater treatment plant, with a 210,000 Population Equivalent capacity, will be located south of Boras and delivered in November 2018. Equipped with advanced technologies that will ensure a low carbon footprint, it will produce sludge with the highest possible potential to generate energy in the nearby biogas plant. Phosphorous will be recovered by means of a biological treatment which allows this resource to be reused as fertilizer. The plant will be fully controlled by a control[1]  and monitoring system that will continuously optimize its operation in environmental, energy and economic terms.

 

The commitment, motivation and the will for development that Veolia has shown ensure that Borås will get a wastewater treatment plant of the highest environmental standards”, said Gunnar Peters, CEO of Borås Energi och Miljö (BEM).

 

Pierre Ribaute, Executive Vice President of Veolia Water Technologies, said: “Veolia has been working with the city of Borås for several years to help it reach its goal of reducing its carbon footprint. Being the global leader in environmental resource management, Veolia is uniquely suited to help municipalities and industries put in place a global strategy to manage their water, waste and energy. We are very proud to have been selected to design and build Borås’ new, sustainable wastewater treatment plant and look forward to continuing on a great partnership”.

 
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Objective: create a "zero fossil fuel" city
Since the 1960s, the city of Boras has been engaged in a low carbon footprint sustainable development approach. Veolia has been supporting the city's ambition for over ten years by operating heat and cooling networks. In 2010, the Group also built a 37,000 m3 thermal tank - the largest in Europe – to cope with the winter peak in demand without the need to resort to fossil fuels. Veolia has been supporting the city's ambition for over ten years by operating heat and cooling networks. In 2010, the Group also built a 37,000 m3 thermal tank - the largest in Europe – to cope with the winter peak in demand without the need to resort to fossil fuels.