Aquatech awarded large, multi – facility, EPC contract for FGD Wastewater Zero Liquid Discharge in Italy.


Source: Aquatech International Corporation

CANONSBURG, July 2006 – A consortium led by Aquatech International Corporation recently received a contract valued at over $75 million USD from ENEL, Italy’s largest power company, for the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) of Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) facilities at five of ENEL’s coal fired power plants throughout Italy.

The feed for the water treatment systems for all five power plants will be Flue Gas Desulphurization (FGD) wastewater. Some of the plants have existing FGD scrubbers while others will be installing new scrubbers. Aquatech’s integrated solution includes a combination of physical/chemical treatment and evaporative technologies that will enable ENEL to achieve greater environmental responsibility and development of environmentally friendly power facilities. The five Power plants where the ZLD Facilities will be installed are Brindisi, Fusina, Sulcis, Torrevaldaliga and La Spezia.

To execute this project, Aquatech has formed a joint venture with it’s consortium partner, Carlo Gavazzi Impianti Spa, (CGI), under the name Zenit

The award of these projects signify Aquatech’s second major win in the ZLD for FGD waste market in less than six months. “Aquatech is committed to being a leader in the FGD waste market. Whether it is conventional treatment for discharge or ZLD utilizing evaporative technologies, Aquatech can offer a complete solution for this important application”, said Devesh Sharma, Aquatech’s Executive Vice President.

The projects will be implemented over two years and also include an option for operations and maintenance of the facilities.

Aquatech International Corporation, headquartered in Canonsburg, PA, specializes in water purification technology solutions. Aquatech’s market focus includes Industrial Process Water, Wastewater Recycle / Reuse, Zero Liquid Discharge and Desalination. For 25 years Aquatech has executed over 750 major projects, integrating several of its product groups, in over 50 countries across the globe for major High Technology ,Heavy Industrial and Major Infrastructure projects. Aquatech, through its subsidiaries and satellite offices in the US, Canada, Middle East, India, Southeast Asia, and China, has global sourcing and EPC capabilities to suit logistics of project sites throughout the world.

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