Xylem Wins $1.5M USD Contract For Chinese Wastewater Plant Upgrade

Xylem Leopold elimi-NITE denitrification system to provide tertiary treatment

Xylem, a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, has won a contract worth almost $1.5M USD to provide wastewater treatment technology as part of a sewage plant upgrade project in Bengbu City (known locally as Pearl City), Anhui Province, China.

A recent report undertaken as part of the Bengbu Integrated Environment Improvement Project found that the city’s urban sewerage and wastewater facilities were inadequate, with coverage of only about 50 percent*. As such, expanding sewerage networks and treatment capacity was deemed a high and urgent priority to achieving sustainable water quality and improving the urban environment.

Jiangbo Hu, General Manager Anhui Sunshine Water Service Co, Ltd said, “This plant upgrade project in Bengbu City will benefit more than two million people living in the city, easing the pressure on the city’s stretched wastewater networks.”

Xylem’s Leopold elimi-NITE denitrification system will be used in what will be the largest biological denitrification system in the city. The system will provide tertiary treatment, removing suspended solids and total phosphorus, and delivering biological denitrification of the wastewater.

Heng Zhang, Senior Sales Engineer, Xylem, said, “The timeline for this project is challenging, however, the depth and breadth of our team will allow us to deliver on time. The new plant will have a capacity of200,000 cubic metres per day (m3/day) and will deliver the high effluent quality required by the Chinese government as it seeks to improve effluent quality across the country.”

Construction of the plant is currently underway. It is expected that the plant will be operational in December 2016.

About Xylem
Xylem (XYL) is a leading global water technology provider, enabling customers to transport, treat, test and efficiently use water in public utility, residential and commercial building services, industrial and agricultural settings. The company does business in more than 150 countries through a number of market-leading product brands, and its people bring broad applications expertise with a strong focus on finding local solutions to the world’s most challenging water and wastewater problems. Xylem is headquartered in Rye Brook, New York, with 2015 revenue of $3.7B and approximately 12,500 employees worldwide.