New flexible and sustainable way of water treatment

A new sewage treatment plant has been completed in Weert (Limburg, the Netherlands), developed according to a revolutionary, sustainable and modular construction and design technique.

Compared to a traditional water treatment technique, this concept is not only more energy efficient, but the annual net costs for construction, maintenance and operation (Total Cost of Ownership) are also more than 20% lower and the construction time has been reduced by 60% compared to traditional construction. Above-ground tanks and separate modules can be linked together and scaled up and down as required making it possible to respond flexibly to climate change, demographic developments and innovations in the field of water purification. The individual modules can also be reused (circular and can be used worldwide. This reinvented wastewater treatment can offer significant added value in developing countries dealing with increased population growth or local treatment problems.

The new sewage treatment plant in Weert is the result of an intensive and successful collaboration between various parties. TAUW, in close cooperation with the Limburg Water Board, provided the civil engineering design and ensured the integral coordination with the technological design (by Royal HaskoningDHV), the mechanical design (by RWB Waterservices) and the electrical design (by the combination Mobilis TBI and Croonwolter & Dros) .

In 2021, this water treatment technology will also be introduced at other locations.

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