Abengoa (MCE: ABG/P:SM), the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the infrastructures, energy and water sectors, has been selected by the state-owned Madhya Pradesh Urban Development Company (MPUDC), for the design, construction, operation and maintenance for 10 years of two wastewater treatment plants and their corresponding sewerage networks in Nasrullaganj and Maheshwar, towns located in the Madhya Pradesh state, in Central India.
The total value of the projects is around 10 M€ and both will be financed by the World Bank through the Madhya Pradesh Urban Development Project, developed by MPUDC, which main objective is to enhance the coverage of key urban services in this state, such as in this case the collection, transport and treatment of wastewater.
The Nasrullaganj project include a 53-km sewerage network up to 700 mm diameter, and a treatment plant based on sequencing batch reactor (SBR) process with capacity to treat 4,200 cubic meters of waste water per day.
Similarly, in Maheshwar, a 30-km sewerage network also up to 700 mm diameter will be constructed and, in this case, the treatment plant will have the capacity to treat near 5,000 cubic meters of wastewater per day.
Thanks to these projects, the sewerage system of a total population of almost 55,000 inhabitants will be improved and the disposal of wastewater without treatment in river sources will be reduced.
With this new contract, Abengoa consolidates its presence in India, where it has already developed several projects in the energy transmission and the water sector, such as the Chennai desalination plant of 100,000 m3/day in Minjur, the largest desalination plant employing reverse osmosis in India when it was built, and the first in the country to be executed under the DBOOT (Design, Build, Own, Operate and Transfer) modality. Abengoa has built more than 60 wastewater plants worldwide, which treat more than 1.5 million of cubic meters of wastewater per day.