Veolia Water has been awarded two design, build & operate contracts for major wastewater treatment plants in Mullingar and Castlebar in Ireland worth an estimated cumulative turnover of around €74 million for Veolia Water over 22 years.
The two contracts form part of wider plans for the sustainable development of both towns due to steady demographic growth predicted for the region, the company says.
The first contract, awarded by the Westmeath County Council, is worth around €48 million in total for Veolia Water, and is for the upgrade of the existing Wastewater Treatment Works in Mullingar, near Dublin in County Westmeath . The plant currently caters for a population of 28,000 inhabitants. The plant upgrade will be designed to cater for 55,000 inhabitants and will include a sludge treatment centre for 105,000 inhabitants and a pumping station with total design capacity of 4,852 l/s (4,500 l/sec of which is storm water).
The second contract has been awarded by Mayo County Council in Castlebar on the west coast of Ireland , for a total cumulative value of around €26 million. The project scope includes the Castlebar Wastewater Treatment Plant upgrade from an existing 20,000 population equivalent (PE) wastewater treatment plant to a 35,000 PE plant, including 10,000 PE from an industrial stream.