As a part of its strategic plan 2015-2021, Dubai Municipality started to award Mega Infrastructures Projects based on the approved Drainage and Irrigation Master Plan to upgrade the existing STPs and to enhance the performance of the whole existing sewerage system, in order to be ready to accommodate the anticipated increase of sewage in the Emirate.
The Project DS 167/1 was one of those Mega Infrastructure Projects awarded to VWST for the extension of Al Aweer STP to treat 65,000 m3 per day in addition to the existing plant’s capacity. The contract will see VWST provide engineering, procurement and construction for the extension of the plant. This project will constitute the first stage of a complete upgrade plan of Al Aweer STP.
Emmanuel Gayan, Veolia Water Technologies Executive Vice-President for Africa, Middle East and Asia-Pacific, said: “We are delighted that Veolia has been awarded the contract to support the Al Aweer Sewage Treatment Plant. It highlights how Veolia is becoming a trusted partner of Dubai Municipality ahead of Dubai Expo 2020, where sustainability is a key priority.”
Veolia group is the global leader in optimized resource management. With over 179,000 employees* worldwide, the Group designs and provides water, waste and energy management solutions that contribute to the sustainable development of communities and industries. Through its three complementary business activities, Veolia helps to develop access to resources, preserve available resources, and to replenish them.
In 2014, the Veolia group supplied 96 million people with drinking water and 60 million people with wastewater service, produced 52 million megawatt hours of energy and converted 31 million metric tons of waste into new materials and energy. Veolia Environnement (listed on Paris Euronext: VIE) recorded consolidated revenue of €24.4 billion* in 2014. www.veolia.com
(*) 2014 pro-forma figures, including Dalkia International (100%) and excluding Dalkia France.
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