Liaoyang City, China to Build Four New MBR Wastewater Treatment Plants

Chinese water and environment engineering group CITIC Envirotech (CEL) has won a public-private partnership (PPP) to develop four wastewater treatment plants in Liaoyang City, China.

Worth RMB549 million (US$86 million), CEL will deliver a total capacity of 285,000 m3/day and associated pipework, as well as operating and maintaining the four plants for a period of between 15-20 years.

The company has a track record using Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) technology.

In 2010 CEL completed the Jingxi, Guangzhou MBR project with a capacity of 100,000 m3/day. This lead to the follow up 200,000 m3/day MBR plant being constructed in Fuzhou, China.

After the Chinese government published two new PPP guidelines last year, various PPP projects worth RMB 1.97 trillion in water conservation, transport and environmental protection were launched.

The capital required for the Liaoyang PPP project will be funded by the company’s internal resources and bank financing.