Good News from Mon, 19 March, 2012:

Pöyry to develop wastewater treatment in St. Petersburg

Summer 2011 saw the inauguration of the phosphorus removal facility for St. Petersburg’s Northern Wastewater Treatment Plant. Summer 2011 saw the inauguration of the phosphorus removal facility for St. Petersburg’s Northern Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Pöyry has concluded an agreement with local contractors ZAO Vodokanalstroy for the engineering of the reconstruction of St. Petersburg’s Northern Wastewater Treatment Plant’s biological section, as well as for its commissioning and training of the operational staff. Pöyry’s local St. Petersburg office is responsible for the design of the Northern Wastewater Treatment Plant as part of the international project group. The transaction value has not been disclosed.

Vodokanalstroy will implement the project during 2012–2015. The project is part of the Neva Direct Discharges Closure Programme. Once the project has reached completion, around 98% of the wastewater generated by St. Petersburg will be collected and treated according to the recommendations of HELCOM, an international commission protecting the Baltic Sea environment.

Pöyry’s involvement in the development of the investment programme dates back to its very beginning. The programme is financed by the Nordic Investment Bank (NIB), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the Northern Dimension Environmental Partnership (NDEP), Finland’s Ministry of the Environment and the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), among others.

Following the drawing up of the investment programme, Pöyry’s experts have created an operational plan for the northern sewage tunnel collector and automation designs for the sewage tunnel pumping station. In addition, Pöyry assists the Ministry of the Environment in the procurement of equipment for the tunnel pumping station and has drawn up a plan to reconstruct the Central Wastewater Treatment Plant.

— The reconstruction of St. Petersburg’s Northern Wastewater Treatment Plant has been a significant milestone in decreasing the volumes of wastewater discharged by the city. The extensive collection and treatment of wastewater has a positive effect on the environment and indirectly also on the well-being of the area’s residents, explains Matti Iikkanen, Vice President of Pöyry Finland.

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ML