FCC Group will modernise and enlarge the Glina wastewater treatment plant in Bucharest

Posted: Thursday 9th November 2017

The Romanian capital has awarded the works to a consortium of Aqualia, FCC Construccion and Suez.

The city of Bucharest has chosen a consortium of Aqualia, FCC Construccion and Suez to modernise and enlarge the Glina (Bucharest, Rumania) wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) for a total value of E113 million. The plant, which will serve 2.4 million inhabitants, represents the largest public sector water contract awarded in Europe this year. Financed by European cohesion funds, the project is scheduled for commissioning at the end of 2019.

The enlargement and improvement of the WWTP represents a significant technical challenge because it will be carried out while the current installations continue to operate. The work includes reforming the biological reaction lines, adapting 48 secondary clarifiers, building 24 new ones and the reconversion of the sludge line.

Suez will build a plant for the re-use of the sludge from the WWTP with a treatment capacity of 173 tonnes of dry material daily. This plant will significantly reduce the total volume of sludge produced in the WWTP, using incineration technology and a process for recovering the energy generated as part of the electricity consumed in the process.

Undertaking projects in Europe

As well as holding a leading position in the domestic market, Aqualia is currently working on various projects across the full water cycle in European countries such as Italy, Poland, Portugal and Romania, where it built the WWTPs in Agnita, Dumbraveni and Zimnicea. These projects are helping the country to reach the environmental objectives set by the Framework Water Directive and to approach the Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations for 2030.

The projects currently being undertaken by FCC's infrastructure area in Romania include the building of the superstructure and railway electrification, architecture and installations in tunnels and stations on Line 5 Magistrala of the Bucharest Metro. This project involves a section 6.1 km long with nine stations and a section of 0.9 km connecting another station/depot and the line depot.

FCC Construccion was recently awarded three new railway sections forming part of the project to rehabilitate and modernise the railway line in the Pan-European transport corridor which crosses Romania. These sections are the continuation of other sections which FCC Construccion is currently undertaking, Sighisoara-Atel and Atel-Micasasa.

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