Toshiba Water Solutions Pvt. Ltd (TWS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corp (TISS), on Wednesday announced receiving an order from Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board jointly with SUEZ India Pvt. Ltd, the Indian subsidiary of Suez SA, France.
The scope of work for the order entails procurement of design, construction and commissioning of a 775 million litres per day (MLD) water treatment plant (WTP) at TK Halli, Karnataka, with seven years of operation & maintenance services. This project is part of the third phase of the Bengaluru Water Supply and Sewerage Project funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
Shyam J Bhan, CEO, SUEZ, Asia-Pacific India Region, said, “For this new contract for the city of Bengaluru, we thank Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board for their trust and confidence in us. Started way back in 1999 with the first waste treatment plant contract, and subsequently with two more projects in 2009 and 2015, and now 775 MLD, cumulatively we will scale it up to 2,350 MLD of safe drinking water for Bengaluru residents by 2023.”
Koichi Matsui, Chairman & Managing Director, TWS said, “TWS engages in engineering, procurement, construction (EPC) and operation & maintenance businesses for public water supply and sewage treatment plants and industrial water treatment facilities around the world, including in India, North and Central Americas, the Middle East, West Asia, Southeast Asia, Africa and elsewhere. Based on our experiences and capability, we would like to provide our best solutions for this project to provide safe and reliable water supply into Bengaluru, the centre of India’s high-tech industry.”
SUEZ and TWS will design and construct the TK Halli Water Treatment Plant, which will be sourced from the River Kaveri, for supplying water to the Bengaluru metropolitan area.
Rapid industrial development in Bengaluru has led to an increase in population and an expansion of the urban area. However, the water infrastructure has not kept pace with the continuing rise in the need for water, leading to a chronic shortage of water supply. The JICA’s official development assistance (ODA) project will develop water supply and sewerage facilities, encompassing water distribution to secure stable water supply to areas where water supply services are currently unavailable, including their surrounding areas that are rapidly being developed. The TK Halli Water Treatment Plant is expected to further vitalise Bengaluru’s industry and improve water access to the community.