Va Tech Wabag, a water treatment company, has won a Rs. 220-crore contract under the Ganga Action Plan Project to build and operate a sewage treatment plant. The Chennai-based multinational will operate and maintain the 140 million litre/day facility to come up in Dinapur, Varanasi, for 10 years for the Ganga Pollution Prevention Unit of UP Jal Nigam, Varanasi, the implementing agency.
The contract value includes about Rs 170 crore for construction and the balance Rs 50 crore for operation and maintenance over the 10-year period. A key feature of the project is that it will be self-sustaining in power as it will generate electricity from waste to run the systems.
Using the activated sludge process, it will generate biogas, which will generate around 1.5 MW of power.