Waste Water Treatment Plants
Pimpana Waste Water Treatment and Recycling Plant
In 2006, Degrémont won a contract to design and build a wastewater treatment and recycling plant in the city of Pimpama, located 40 km in the south of Brisbane.
The contract was awarded to Degrémont by Gold Coast Water, Queensland's water management authority, in the context of a vast sustainable development initiative. The great challenge for Pimpama Coomera Regional Authorities will be the projected fivefold population increase over the next 50 years, while facing increasing water scarcity.
All new urban development areas in the region will have pipes for recycled water in addition to drinking water infrastructure. All new housing is now designed for the use of recycled water in lavatories and outdoors.
The plant will receive an average 17 million litres per day of wastewater, which will undergo comprehensive physical, chemical and biological treatment. Of these 17 million, 9 million litres will be recycled and go through additional treatment steps including membrane ultrafiltration and ultraviolet disinfection.
The quality of the water produced will meet Australian Water Standards, which qualify as the world's most severe.
Degrémont manages the contract through an innovative Public-Private Partnership (PPP), Alliance, which is based on equal sharing of risks and profits between the operator and the client.
|Pimpama Waste Water Treatment and Recycling Plant|
|Project||Waste Water Treatment and Recycling Plant|
|Client||Gold Coast Water|
|Contract||Design and Construction of a Waste Water Treatment and Recycling Plant|
|Signature of Contract||2006|
|Estimated Population Served (EP)||150,000 inhabitants|