WTE Wassertechnik GmbH
WTE Wassertechnik GmbH is a leading service provider of the European water and environment economy. Directly or via affiliated companies and participations we are involved as investors or operators of drinking water supply plants, waste water treatment plants as well as dehydration-, incineration- or power generation plants. Within the environment division, we form the second column of the EVN Group’s central business activities.
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- Business Type:
- Service provider
- Industry Type:
- Water and Wastewater
- Market Focus:
- Internationally (various countries)
This company also provides solutions for other industrial applications.
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In the core markets of Middle- and East Europe we are particularly successful with our BOOT projects. The experience we gained over the past 20 years in designing, construction, financing, and operation granted us a substantial competitive advantage in international tendering. The combination of German technology, long-term financing and responsive operations forms the competence that is given unlimited proof of by our numerous reference projects. Based upon more than 85 environmental projects we are one of the most decisive groups of the European recycling economy. In the future, more than 15 million citizens will be supplied with our fresh water or will have their waste water treated in our plants. On this basis we have progressed enjoyably towards sustainability and have paid an active contribution to the protection of the environment.
Internationally we were able to position ourselves as competent partners in the responsible environmental business. Beside turnkey plants, reconstruction, extension, and optimisation of existing waste water treatment plants and drinking water supply plants are within the focus of our commitment. In addition to that, we provide our know-how in the field of sludge incineration and energy generation from biogas. The potential of experience from operation services grants continuous development of our technology and procedures, furthermore, it provides direct feedback into our planning processes.
By bundling the various requirements of our contractual partners and by involving the clients’ wishes into our legally secure agreements, we give proof of our leading part as provider in the private economy. Our professional expertise as full-line providers qualifies us – particularly as supporters and developers of the first PPP-models (Public-Private Partnership) in the EU – to implement Western European standards also in further countries joining the EU by form of concessional-, operational-, managerial-, and co-operational models. Project related risks are minimised by applying long-term, project-specific financing and the integration of EU subsidies, as well as the utilisation of federal and national warranties. Consequently, comprehensive knowledge, integrated solutions, and creativity form the foundation of our sustainable way of doing business.
Beside the completed large projects in Moscow, Vienna and Zagreb, our project teams are presently active in the metropolises of Istanbul, Warsaw, Stettin, Vilnius and in other large European cities.
We pay an important contribution to the water- and recycling economy of the city of Moscow. Beside two waste water treatment plants we operate a potable water supply plant serving one million citizens per day. For reasons of further risk provision, the city of Moscow assigned us a BOOT-contract for the construction of a central production plant for sodium hypochlorite. It is being aimed at to replace dangerous treatment with chlorine gas in all of the city’s drinking water plants on a midterm basis.
For one part we are willing to grant security of supplies to our clients, on the other hand, we are dedicated to minimise environmental impacts. At the same time we take care of efficient utilisation of energy. Combined heat and power stations as have been applied in our plants for years, fulfil these requirements and do secure autonomous operations. In this process we make use of biogases that result from sludge digestion for the generation of heat and electricity. Thus we generate electric power and at the same time dehydrate hundreds of tons of sludge in the facilities of Ljuberzy which counts among the biggest plants worldwide. This plant, financed under the form of an ownership-model, will be operated by us for several years after completion.
Our knowledge of the respective markets shows positive effects after more than 20 projected treatment plants in Poland. Being member of the consortium, we signed the contract for modernisation and extension of the Czajka plant. The municipal water and waste water authorities of Warsaw are the awarding body. This project, providing a capacity of 2.1 million inhabitants and being co-financed by EU subsidies, represents the largest waste water treatment plant in Poland. In Kielce, we, as consortial leaders, were submitted the order to reconstruct and build a plant for 290,000 citizens, including sludgedewatering and incineration. In the Stettin districts of Pomorzany and Zdroje we are constructing two separate turnkey treatment plants including sludge dewatering for a total of 600,000 inhabitants. Our additional incineration plant in Pomorzany completes the cycle of recovery. All projects subsidised by the EU are carried out according to FIDIC rules which are applicable worldwide.
We are market leaders in Lithuania. Recently, we are responsible of the construction of a plant designed to treat 60 tons of sludge daily. This project, subsidised by the Ministry of Environment and the EU, aims at becoming one of the most advanced plants in Europe. In Kaunas a fully biological treatment plant currently represents the largest waste water project in Lithuania. We enhanced the existing plant by a second fully biological extension train including nutrient elimination. In Klaipeda we are currently completing a sludge treatment plant, and in the Estonian town of Kohtla-Järve we are erecting a turnkey sewage plant including disinfection of sludge. These projects represent further milestones in the Baltic environmental market.
By order of the Istanbul city sewer authority we, as consortial partners, in co-operation with two Turkish companies, are constructing the waste water treatment plant in the district of Ataköy. This project, providing capacity for two million inhabitants, is currently the largest Turkish treatment plant under construction. Energy efficiency and low energy operations were crucial considerations for choosing WTE to design this highly advanced plant that covers its total energy demand by turbines.
At the beginning of the last year, the waste water treatment plant Anthoupolis of the Cyprus capital of Nicosia was assigned for a ten year period of operation. This plant highlights the importance of advanced membrane technology for Cypriot farmers, enabling them to irrigate the land with treated waste water.
The construction of a seawater desalination plant, based on the principle of reverse osmosis for the city of Budva, enabled us to successfully enter the market in Montenegro. Up to 45,000 inhabitants and tourists are supplied by WTE with potable water during the summer months.
In Austria we have completed the implementation of waste water treatment plants in Dellach and Steinfeld and have started a three year period of testing; the project Tulln is presently under construction. The realisation of plants in rural Austrian and Slovenian communities gives proof of our flexibility and our ability to project client-orientated economical compact plants including sewers as operational models by applying latest technologies.