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Pöyry, ZAO Vodokanalstroy partner on Russian wastewater treatment plant

CTBR Staff Writer Published 19 March 2012

Pöyry has concluded an agreement with Russian contractor ZAO Vodokanalstroy to prepare detail designs for reconstruction of Northern wastewater treatment plant in St Petersburg, Russia.

The local office in St Petersburg will carry out the major part of the design work for the project, which is part of the Neva Direct Discharges Closure Programme.

Vodokanalstroy will implement as a design build contractor the works from 2012 to 2015.

After completion of the water protection program, about 98% of wastewater generated in St Petersburg is collected and treated biologically.

Pöyry completed a feasibility study, based on which the investment program was developed, in 2005 and 2006.

The investment program is financed among others from the proceeds of the loans from and the Nordic Investment Bank and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and from grants of the Northern Dimension Environmental Partnership, Ministry of the Environment, Finland and the Swedish International Development Agency.

After completion of the feasibility study Pöyry has prepared an operational plan for the Northern sewage tunnel collector and automation designs for the sewage tunnel pumping station.

Pöyry also assists the Ministry of the Environment in the Finnish supplies to the tunnel pumping station and has prepared a design to reconstruct the Central wastewater treatment plant.