Ajman water treatment plant set for expansion
Joint venture including French firm Veolia agrees to up capacity by 50%.
The Ajman Wastewater Treatment Plant is set to be expanded by 50% to meet rising demand in the emirate.
Ajman Sewerage Private Company Limited (ASPCL), a joint venture between the Government of Ajman, Belgian construction company BESIX and French water services specialist Veolia, have signed a deal to add 40,000 cm3 per day to the existing capacity of 80,000 cm/d.
The construction contract has been awarded to BESIX subsidiary Six Construct and work on the plant in Ajman’s Jurf Industrial 1 is expected to be complete in 2016.
Speaking during the signing ceremony, ASPCL General Manager, Christophe Ledur said: “We continue to constantly monitor the residential and commercial property market in Ajman with the aim of ensuring that ASPCL, in close collaboration with Moalajah the operator of the Ajman sewerage system, has adequate infrastructure and capacity to collect and treat the surplus wastewater by expanding the plant’s treatment process significantly.”
“By expanding the treatment plant, ASPCL will also increase the production of treated water, which has become an important water resource, and which, if utilized fully, would reduce the emirate’s reliance on borehole and desalinated seawater.”
Ledur said ASPCL will encourage usage of treated water for various domestic and industrial applications such as greenery, irrigation, landscaping, construction works, cleaning and district cooling.