Black and Veatch has won the contract to expand Mumbai’s wastewater treatment facilities for what will be India’s largest ever wastewater project.
The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) is proposing a 847M litre per day Malad Zone wastewater treatment facility (WWTF).
The environmental design criteria includes the mitigation of costal pollution, as well as water reuse. It has to comply with new discharge standards introduced by the country’s Central Pollution Control Board. As part of the project, the firm will assess the possibility of using space at five satellite pumping stations at Gorai, Vallabh Nagar, Charkop, Shimpoli, Goregaon and Malad IPS, as an alternative to creating a single WWTF at Malad.
Black and Veatch vice president in India Anand Pattani said: “Black and Veatch’s global capability in dealing with complex wastewater treatment problems, including experience in sludge digestion and water reuse helped significantly in qualifying for the project. Having a local team of highly skilled water engineers and understanding of the local delivery model also benefited.”
The firm has worked on more than 80 water projects in India, including the Bombay Sewage Disposal Project and Kerala Water Supply Project.