Hoogheemraadschap De Stichtse Rijnlanden (HDSR) is one of the 21 water boards in the Netherlands. They regulate water management in the southern part of the province of Utrecht and a small part of South Holland. There they provide safe dikes, clean surface water. Three years ago Heijmans and GMB began the engineering and construction of a new sewage treatment plant on behalf of Hoogheemraadschap de Stichtse Rijnlanden. In April 2019, the organisation took the new sewage treatment plant in Overvecht in Utrecht into use. Huisman Etech Experts and Beenen B.V. were called in for the electrotechnical installations. ICT Group took on the process automation. All parties made use of Schneider Electric's solutions.
John Brassé, Technical Specialist Electrical Engineering and Process Automation at HDSR, talks about the project and the collaboration: "Our old sewage treatment plant had been in use since the fifties. The average quantities of nitrogen and phosphate to be discharged were approximately halved. We were no longer able to achieve this with the old plant. That's why we decided in 2016 to develop a more sustainable and efficient plant."