Xylem strikes US$ 1.3 million deal in Vietnam
Water technology firm, Xylem, has won a US$ 1.3 million contract to provide its treatment technology to a Saigon Water Corporation plant in Vietnam's capital, Ho Chi Minh City.Xylem will design, install and commission an expansion of the existing treatment facilities at Tan Hiep Water Treatment Plant 2. Xylem will supply its Leopold Type S Underdrain and Wedeco SMOevo ozone system - which the first ozone treatment application in Vietnam, said Xylem.
According to Xylem the upgrade will increase the plant's potable water productivity to 300,000 m³/d to supply 1.5 million people - 15% of the city's population. Construction on the Tan Hiep Treatment Plant 2 upgrade began in last quarter of 2015 and the plant is scheduled to be operational by April 2016.
The city relies heavily on the Dong Nai and Sai Gon rivers, both of which are polluted by discharges from residential areas, hospitals, factories, waterway transport vessels, farms, and waste tips.
General Manager at Xylem Hong Kong, Patrick Baker, said Leopold Underdrain technology was already in use in Thu Duc Water Treatment Plant outside Ho Chi Minh CIty "Xylem has a longstanding relationship with the Saigon Water Corporation. Xylem's ozone solution with Effizon evo 2g electrode technology will reduce the reliance of the Tan Hiep Water Treatment Plant 2 on chlorine technology. Pollutants, coloured substances, odours and microorganisms are directly destroyed by oxidation, without creating harmful chlorinated by-products or significant residues."
Saigon Water Corporation chief executive officer, Truong Khac Hoanh, said, "Xylem's sustainable treatment technologies will enable us to future-proof the water supply."