• Consortium awarded a contract to supply the largest sewage treatment facility in Vietnam


Consortium awarded a contract to supply the largest sewage treatment facility in Vietnam

Feb 10 2015

Veolia, (France)  through its subsidiary OTV, and Hitachi Ltd (Japan).  announced today that a consortium formed by their two companies and a
major South Korean construction company POSCO E&C, has received an order from the Urban Civil Works Construction – Investment Management Authority of Ho Chi
Minh City in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, for the expansion of a large-scale
sewage treatment facility in the city.

The ground-breaking ceremony for this expansion project was held at the Binh Hung Sewage Treatment Plant in
Ho Chi Minh City on February 7. The contract of around 130 million US Dollars was awarded to a three-company
consortium of POSCO Engineering & Construction, Ltd. (POSCO E&C), OTV and Hitachi. The project will be
funded by loan assistance from the Japanese government.

As the largest city in Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City has seen its volume of industrial and domestic wastewater surge
in step with rapid industrialization and urbanization. This project aims to improve Ho Chi Minh City’s urban and
domestic sanitation by expanding the daily processing capacity of the existing sewage treatment plant from
141,000 m3 to 469,000 m3. The expanded capacity would be sufficient to meet the wastewater treatment needs
of approximately 1.4 million people, and would make the plant one of the largest sewage treatment facilities in
South East Asia.

Emmanuel Gayan, Veolia Water Technologies Executive Vice-President for Africa, Middle-East and Asia, said:
“Veolia is committed to helping cities around the world pursue their economic development in a sustainable way.
Our teams of water treatment experts work with local authorities to come up with the best possible solution to
meet their needs, and we are honored to have been entrusted by Ho Chi Minh City for this project, along with our
partners Hitachi and POSCO E&C”.

Mr. Kunizo Sakai, Vice President and Executive Officer and President & CEO of Hitachi’s Infrastructure Systems
Company said, “Hitachi is honored to be involved in the expansion work project to a large-scale sewage
treatment facility in Ho Chi Minh City in collaboration with POSCO E&C and Veolia. Hitachi has an extensive track record and expertise in the delivery of water treatment plants throughout the world, and we look forward to
contributing to the maintenance and improvement of the water environment in Vietnam by putting in place reliable water infrastructures.”

The expansion project in Ho Chi Minh City is the second large-scale project awarded to OTV and Hitachi, following orders received in 2014 for a 199,000 m3/d desalination plant and pre-treatment facilities in Basrah,
Iraq, the largest of its kind in the country.


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