Xylem bags Mumbai metro rail contract for wastewater treatment

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Source:  www.thehindubusinessline.com

US-based water technology provider Xylem today said it has bagged an order to develop wastewater treatment and recycling system for the Mumbai metro rail project.

The system will cater to the entire wastewater treatment needs of the metro project. It incorporates a 1.2 million litre capacity sewage treatment plant with wastewater recycling capabilities, the company said in a statement here. Value of the contract was not disclosed.

“This treatment facility marks the first step in the development of the city’s new metro. We expect the plant to be in place and the trial to be commissioned by November-end,” Xylem India General Manager Rahul Sonawane said.

The plant will fit in Xylem’s Sanitaire advanced wastewater treatment solutions, which are used in more than 1,000 sewage treatment installations around the world, he said.

Sanitaire technology will enable Mumbai metro to save up to 12 lakh litres of water a day, the release said.

“We have set up a ‘Centre of Excellence’ in Mumbai to support our water and wastewater treatment projects in the city and surrounding regions and provide direct engineering application expertise to our customers,” the company’s President and Managing Director, Sam Yamdagni, said.

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