WABAG bags The Dun & Bradstreet Infra Awards 2017 for Water & Sanitation
Bangalore, 6th November 2017:VA Tech WABAG Limited, a leading pure play water technology Indian multinational in water and waste water treatment achieved yet another accolade by winning the Dun & Bradstreet Infra Awards for the second time in a row. The award was presented to WABAG by Shri NitinGadkari, Honourable Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and Water Resource, River Development& Ganga Rejuvenation, Government of India for the K&C Valley Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) located in Bengaluru.
Theprojectis unique in being the first WWTPin Karnataka to produce power through bio-gas.The WWTPwas inaugurated by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Karnataka on May 15,2017and has the capacity to treat 60,000 m3 of wastewater per day. Execution ofthe project is funded by JICA (Japanese International Cooperation Agency) andisa major bid to restore the city’s lakes byofferingsubstantial relief in termsof reducing the volume of untreated sewage enteringBellandur and Varthur Lakes.The salient features of the plant are in line with latest Governmentnotifications promoting resource recovery – reuse of treated water andproduction of green power/CNG fuel from sludge biogas. With much of thecontaminants reduced by more than 95%, the Minor Irrigation Department hasinitiated process of utilizing treated wastewater in to fill the tanks in Kolardistrict.
Speakingon the occasion Rajneesh Chopra, GlobalHead-Business Development, VA Tech Wabag said “It’s a proud moment for usto receive this recognition for the second time.We have always strived to liveup to our brand tagline: Sustainable Solutions for a better life and believe inoffering solutions which are sustainable and eco-friendly. As an industryleader, we believe in proposing a sustainable and comprehensive sewagetreatment model. Our Pappankalan WWTP in New Delhi which is in advanced stageof execution is one such example with focus on resource recovery – treatingwastewater to standards fit for reuse, production of green power from sludgebiogas and use of digested sludge as manure to be sold to farmers. Withrecognitions like these, we do get motivated to go a step further in our questfor excellence.”
VATech WABAG is a pure play water technology Indian MNC in the field of water andwaste water treatment with market presence in India, the Middle East, Africa,Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America and South East Asia. VA Tech WABAG’skey competences, based on over 90 years of plant building experience, offer complete life cycle solutions includingconceptualization, design, engineering, procurement, supply, installation,construction and O&M services. The company provides a range of EPC andO&M solutions for process and drinking water treatment, desalination,sewage treatment, Effluent treatment, Sludge management and water reuse forclients like municipal corporations and heavy industries in Oil & Gas,Power and Steel sectors.
Thecompany is technology focused. The R&D centers of the company are locatedin India, Vienna & Switzerland. WABAG owns more than 100 patents which includeboth process and product patents. Since its inception in 1924, WABAG hascompleted over 6000 projects worldwide and executed over 900 projects since1995. WABAG received the prestigious GWI Global Water Award, presented byMr.Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of United Nations, in the Global WaterSummit 2011. Her Excellency Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia andNobel Laureate, presented the Distinction award for the Water Company of theYear 2014 to WABAG’s MD & Group CEO, Mr. Rajiv Mittal on 7th April 2017 atthe Global Water Summit. Further, Mr. Mittal was recently chosen as the 2ndMost Influential Water Leader Globally (WWi UK List 2017) and is the only Asianto feature in the Top 5.