With an aim to provide residents of Navi Mumbai clean dam water for drinking along with affordable water to the industries, the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) has entrusted the construction of the wastewater treatment plant at a cost of Rs 398 crores to Teckton Engineering & Construction India (Private) Limited and Eagle Infra India Limited.
The Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) has awarded the Sewage Treatment Project (STP) worth INR 398 crore to a joint venture of Tecton Engineering & Construction India (Pvt.) Ltd and Eagle Infra India Limited. With the project, NMCC aims to treat a total of 40 MLD sewage water – 20 MLD each at Koperkhairane and Airoli STP units – to be supplied to the residents of Navi Mumbai as drinking water and industries at a competitive rate.
On the process of water purification, Mr. S. Lakshmanan, Managing Director of Tecton Group, said, “NMMC will be the first in the State of Maharashtra to provide treated sewage water for industrial application and usage. The scope of work encompasses design, construction and commissioning of the plant, among other things. With the technology of Ultra-filtration along with a pumping station, 83 km pipeline will be used for treated water supply and O&M for 15 years.”
“Treated water is gaining increased acceptability in India and internationally for its reliability and lower production cost,” he added.
“Upon successful commissioning of the Plant, it will significantly reduce usage of Dam water, presently being used for industrial purposes, and thus enhance the availability of potable water for consumption to the people of the city,” said S. Lakshmanan.
The cost of the entire project is split between a Capex of INR 150 crore and INR 248 crore for Operation and Maintenance (O&M). While half of the capital investment will be funded under AMRUT (split between Centre and state governments) the remaining 50% will come from NMMC. The O&M cost will be recovered via water charges from MIDC. He highlighted that the high-quality treated water will reportedly be as good as MIDC’s treated drinking water sourced from Barvi Dam for industrial production.
Elaborating on the venture, Navi Mumbai Municipal Commissioner Ramaswamy N said, “This wastewater treatment project will help in saving drinking water. The water will be processed with highly economical technology and the water will be as clean as fresh water. This project will be completed in the next 18 months.”