Afghanistan, Austria, Belgium, China, Germany, Mali, Netherlands, Siberia, Turkey and the USA – the list of places where EnviTec Biogas AG subsidiary A3 Water Solutions GmbH has worked is steadily growing longer. The most recent port of call for the experts from the Gelsenkirchen/Saerbeck-based company was Erbil in Iraq. Erbil is the capital and seat of government for the autonomous Kurdistan Region in northern Iraq.
Sales Director Steffen Richter: “The German Foreign Office put the procurement of two new treatment containers out to tender and we managed to secure the contract with our tailor-made solutions for sewage treatment.” Thanks to this new treatment technology, based on the membrane bioreactor (MBR) principle, water can be re-used after treatment, putting an end to the regular trips for off-site disposal of waste water.
After construction at the company’s Saerbeck site, the eight-tonne sewage treatment containers were then shipped by truck to Erbil – a journey of about two weeks. “After their arrival, our containers were then installed and connected up by one of our employees and a partner company specialising in sewage treatment as well as structural and civil engineering,” Richter continues.
Supplementing the containers, each treatment plant also has three underground tanks, consisting of a feed tank, a sludge collection tank and a reservoir tank for treated water. Once treated, the waste water is now used for watering gardens and washing vehicles. A3 Water Solutions GmbH has specialised in the treatment of municipal and industrial waste water in Germany and abroad for over 15 years. The company’s customers include the German armed forces, cruise shipping operators, and the food, textile and chemical industries.
SOURCE: EnviTec Biogas