Wastewater treatment plant, Csepel (Hungary)
The largest European Union wastewater treatment plant treats 95% of its wastewater
I. CUSTOMER ENVIRONMENT / PROJECT CONTEXT
Customer profile:Genesis of the project
Today in Budapest, Hungary, 600 000 m3/day of wastewater is discharged into the Danube. 46% of this water is not treated at all.
In 2002, Hungarian Program for Treatment of Waste Water specified that Budapest City has to comply in 2010 with the objectives of the 1994 Sophia Convention, which aimed at the protection of the Danube. The treated water has to comply with EU standards.
Customer objective and constraints:Customer objective
The two objectives of the city involve the construction of a plant capable of treating effluents generated by a population of 1,5 millions habitants.
Veolia and Suez are leading the consortium designing this wastewater treatment plant with a capacity of 350000 m3/ day, the largest of the European Union. For this, the consortium needs a unique partner taking the full responsibility of the process and energy management solution completion: Schneider Electric.
II. SOLUTION IMPLEMENTATION
Solution overview (services, products, systems, architectures...):
A turnkey solution
The upstream collaboration with Schneider Electric at the design stage allows standardisation and minimizes the risks all along the project.
III. RESULTS / ACHIEVEMENT
Customer benefits:+ By reaching 95% of wastewater treated instead of 54%, Budapest City will comply with European Union regulation
+ The new wastewater treatment plant will allow Energy efficiency
+ Schneider Electric allowed 15% design cost reduction