• New contract to build municipal wastewater treatment plant near Ankara. 

Water/Wastewater

New contract to build municipal wastewater treatment plant near Ankara. 

Feb 11 2015

WABAG, with local partner ECETAS is to construct a new municipal wastewater treatment plant and sewerage network in Polatli, a city with a population of 120,000, located near Ankara, the Turkish capital.  The project, which has a total value of around EUR 13 million, is being co-financed by the European Union and the Republic of Turkey.  

The wastewater treatment plant will be equipped with conventional mechanical/biological treatment technology on the basis of the activated sludge process, and also incorporate carbon and nitrogen removal. In addition, the plant will operate using aerobic sludge treatment, sludge dewatering and a biological waste air filter. The facility will correspond with EU regulations regarding environment-friendly wastewater treatment and in particular with the Environmental Impact Assessment Report.

The treatment plant will have a capacity of roughly 20,000 m3/d. However, overall plant design and parts of the buildings and electro-mechanical equipment will be designed and installed to accommodate a planned subsequent extension to 27,800 m3/d. Plant start-up is scheduled for autumn 2016.  

WABAG has partnered with the experienced, local specialist company ECETAS for the completion of the “collection network and collectors” section of the contract.

Polatli is the third EPC contract awarded to WABAG in the last three years. Previous projects were in Siverek and Izmir.   WABAG is also currently responsible for the operation and maintenance of the water and wastewater plants in Adana, the wastewater treatment plants in Gaziantep and the complete wastewater infrastructure of the Asian part of Istanbul.  

Mahmut Gedek, the WABAG Managing Director in Istanbul, sees this latest success as follows: “We are naturally delighted by this new project in central Turkey and regard it as evidence of the trust placed in us by our clients. With its wastewater collection network, the plant will represent an interesting reference for the WABAG Group as a whole and also serve to consolidate our competences in this area.” 


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