Water Treatment

SUEZ and Veolia to build €275m drinking water plant in Bangladesh

Suez and Veolia have bagged a €275m contract from the Dhaka Water Supply & Sewerage Authority (WASA) to set up a drinking water production plant in Gandharbpur, Bangladesh. The project will be executed by an equal stake joint venture (JV) established by SUEZ and Veolia, through a unit of Veolia Water Technologies.

The contract covers design, construction and operation of a drinking water production facility including a raw water intake facility, 21km of pipeline and a treatment plant in Dhaka. Funded by the Asian Development Bank, the French Development Agency (AFD), the European Investment Bank and the Bangladeshi government, the project will provide drinking water to approximately 4.3 million residents in Dhaka. Located in Gandharbpur district, the plant will treat water from the Meghna river and produce 500,000 m3 of drinking water per day.

The design and construction of the facility is expected to complete in four years, which will be followed by operation and maintenance of the plant for a period of three years. In order to meet World Health Organisation’s regulations, the water at plant will be produced using rapid decantation and filtration technology.

The plant will be designed and built to withstand both flood and earthquake commonly occurring in the region.

SUEZ is already operating in Bangladesh, where the company has set up the Saidabad 1 and 2 drinking water production plants, each with a production capacity of 225,000 m3 of water per day.