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Stockholm Vatten Is Updating its Wastewater Treatment Facility with the Help of GE

Contributed by: PumpScout Staff

Stockholm Vatten, a wastewater company in Stockholm, Sweden, will soon be receiving membrane bioreactor equipment (MBR), including LEAPmbr and ZeeWeed technology, from GE. This equipment will be used in the Henriksdal municipal wastewater treatment facility to upgrade its existing technology. Once the upgrades are complete, Henriksdal will be the largest MBR plant in the world and process up to 864 million liters of wastewater per day.

Because Stockhom has one of the fastest growing populations in Europe, it is especially important that the wastewater facility is expanded in order to produce effluent of higher quality. However, with over 18 kilometers of tunnels blasted into the rock structure, expanding the facility will be no easy task. In addition, the updates will have to meet the country’s environmental commitments under the Baltic Sea Action Plan (BSAP) and the E.U. Water Directive.

In order to meet these needs, GE will be delivering membrane bioreactor equipment that encompasses the design, supply, and servicing of the entire membrane filtration package. The contract will be completed in multiple stages and will be delivered over a period of four to five years, with the first shipment taking place in 2016.

“We saw the need to update the current wastewater treatment technology at our Henriksdal facility to meet the demands of a growing population in Stockholm and new environmental requirements set by our governing bodies,” says Gösta Lindh, managing director of Stockholm Vatten. “GE’s LEAPmbr and ZeeWeed technology will help us meet our long-term needs for increased wastewater treatment capacity and will help us do so in a more energy-efficient and cost-effective manner.”

At the core of LEAPmbr is GE’s ZeeWeed 500 membrane ultrafiltration technology that separates solids, bacteria, and viruses from water and wastewater. With this update from GE, Stockholm Vatten will be able to supply customers with an array of power generation, energy delivery, and water process technologies to solve wastewater problems locally.

Source: GE Technology