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UK: WABAG, a pure-play water technology Indian Multinational headquartered at Chennai, won two prestigious Global Water Awards at the Global Water Summit-2019 held in London.

The distinction award under “Wastewater Treatment Plant of the Year” category was bestowed upon the 40 million liters per day (MLD) Madinat-Salman WWTP at Bahrain while the 54 MLD IOCL Paradip ETP and Water Recycling Plant at Odisha received the Highly Commended Award under “Industrial Water Project of the Year”.

Madinat Salman WWTP is a sustainable wastewater model for Bahrain, one of the most rapidly growing economic hubs in the middle-east. With 1.3 million people housed in an area of 710 square km, it has one of the highest population density rates in the world. The ease of doing business index in Bahrain also attracts immigrants from across the globe further necessitating the presence of sustainable water infrastructure. WABAG has built a comprehensive wastewater management model to create a cleaner and healthier environment required to enhance productivity and propel economic growth for Bahrain.

This plant will be serving the city of Madinat Salman and its 100,000 citizens. The plant is built on the idea of resource recovery, thus promoting eco-friendly wastewater treatment, that is sewage as a resource rather than a liability. Not only does the project enable reuse of the treated wastewater but also provides an answer to the issue of sludge management by thermally drying and packaging the digested sludge to supply to the local farmers.

The IOCL Paradip ETP is a comprehensive water management model for an integrated refinery complex of IOCL, achieving a high water recovery rate of 80%. The ETP is one of the largest industrial water recycling plant in India which saves water up to 14,500 MLD of freshwater extraction every year. For an extensive water management system, the plant is equipped with advanced technologies like multi-stage effluent treatment, water recycling, and state-of-the-art sludge management. By treating a complex cocktail of effluents to a reusable standard, the plant cuts the dependency on external water sources and thus plays a significant role in Environmental Protection.

According to the company sources, the global awards presented to WABAG by Global Water Intelligence (GWI) are the testaments to WABAG’s commitment to the well-being of millions of people around the globe. They say that the conceptualization of such water management models will be integral to achieving the sustainable development goals set by United Nations, and WABAG takes this opportunity to thank all its business associates for achieving this global recognition.

The WABAG Group represents a leading multinational player with a workforce of over 1,600 and has companies and offices in more than 20 countries. Since 1995, WABAG has completed over 900 water and wastewater plants worldwide. It acts as a systems specialist and full-service provider with a focus on the planning, installation, and operation of drinking and wastewater plants for local government and industry in the growth markets of Asia, North Africa, Middle East, the Central and Eastern Europe states.

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