Suez, an SJE Group investment, has been awarded a contract by the Delhi Jal Board - the authority in charge of water management in New Delhi - to build and operate a wastewater treatment plant with a capacity of 564,000 m3/day at Okhla, South of New Delhi, for a value of €145 million.
The new plant will replace the old Okhla wastewater treatment plant and will be the largest of its kind in India. This contract is part of the Yamuna Action Plan III (YAP-III) to restore water quality for the heavily polluted Yamuna River, the main water resource for the capital.
Suez will equip the plant with state-of-the-art wastewater treatment technologies to restore optimum water quality to the Yamuna river, in compliance with the latest national standards, requiring a total Nitrogen content of less than 10 mg/l. The processes deployed by the Group will also significantly reduce the volume of the sewage sludge produced and facilitate their recovery into fertilizer for local agriculture and energy. The production of electricity from sludge recovery will cover 50% of the plant's needs.
The SJE Group congratulates Ana Giros Calpe and the team at Suez for being awarded this contract.