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Belarus: Minsk Vodokanal

Belarus
Stage 4: Project Feasibility / Business Case Complete
Stage 4: Project Feasibility / Business Case Complete
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GOVERNMENT SPONSOR
Minsk Vodokanal MVK
TYPE
Brownfield
VALUE
175.8 M USD
PROJECT LOCATION (E.G. MAJOR GEOGRAPHIC REFERENCE)
Minsk Horad Minsk (Minsk City) Belarus 
OPPORTUNITY FOR PRIVATE SECTOR INVOLVEMENT
LAST UPDATED
Q3 2018
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Project Description
The existing Minsk Wastewater Treatment Plant (“WWTP”) in Minsk serves the domestic, and industrial users estimated at around 2 million population equivalent. A combination of legacy underspend and continued growth in customer base has resulted in a facility which is no longer environmental compliant; it regularly breaches its permit on organic components (nitrogen and phosphorus) which are harmful to the receiving sensitive waterbody. Its traditional configuration and operation requires an extensive (670m) ‘no-build zone’ between the site boundary and the community to protect against the risk of odour complaints. Furthermore, large volumes of dewatered sludge (282 tonnes per day) are trucked off-site to a landfill site 25km away for disposal. The capacity of the landfill site will be exhausted within 5 years. The transportation of sludge, some 80 tanker movements per day, and its disposal are both unsustainable. The main objective of the Project is to rehabilitate and optimise the existing wastewater treatment plant and construct a cost efficient, modern sludge management and disposal facility, potentially including energy and heat recovery technology from sludge biogas utilisation. Reconstruction and renovation of the WWTP is required to restore the plant to its original design capacity and improve its treatment performance, particularly, to reduce volumes of organic components and, more generally, to address the increasing demand for services that are performed by the aged and non-compliant facility. Additional on-site odour mitigation is expected to allow a reduction in size of the ‘no-build zone’ (from the WWTP site boundary) and the potential release of land for development. Construction of the enhanced sludge management and disposal facility is necessary to address the challenges with unsustainable disposal of large quantities of sludge. All works will be performed within the existing WWTP footprint.
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Project stage info
Stage 1: Initial Government Announcement
Completed
Stage 2: Project Investigation
Completed
Stage 3: Start of Project Feasibility / Business Case
Completed
Stage 4: Project Feasibility / Business Case Complete
Completed
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