Black & Veatch to help BMC develop India’s largest wastewater project in Mumbai
Black & Veatch, a global EPC leader in delivering ‘concept to commissioning’ project solutions in the segments of power, oil & gas, water and telecom, has today announced that it has been selected by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) (also known as Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM)) for expanding wastewater treatment facilities (WWTF) in the city of Mumbai.
As part of the project, Black & Veatch will be designing a modern WWTF to mitigate coastal pollution. The company will undertake a feasibility study for the proposed 847 million litres per day Malad Zone WWTF, besides preparing a detailed project report and tender document.
It will assess the possibility of using space at five satellite pumping stations - at Gorai, Vallabh Nagar, Charkop, Shimpoli, Goregaon and Malad IPS - for WWTFs, as an alternative to creating a single, large WWTF at Malad. This approach would simplify distribution from the water reuse facilities.
The project, once commissioned, will be India’s largest wastewater treatment facility that will help BMC to comply with new discharge standards revised by the Central Pollution Control Board.
Further environmental benefits will be achieved through water reuse reducing the stress on Mumbai’s stressed water resources. The project would aim to increase treated wastewater supply to the citizens of Mumbai for non-potable applications.
“Black & 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 us,” said Anand Pattani,Vice President, Managing Director, Black & Veatch India.
Black & Veatch has a legacy, lasting more than two decades, of successfully executing projects for BMC. The company has delivered large-scale complex schemes, including the first phase of the Bombay sewerage and water supply projects. For the latter Black & Veatch designed two major sea outfalls and seven preliminary wastewater treatment facilities, along with the interconnecting collection systems with pumping stations.