Engineering conmsultancy Grontmij has won a contract with the Turkish Ministry of Environment and Urbanization (MoEU). Grontmij will provide technical assistance and act as supervising consultant to support the Municipality of Erzincan in upgrading and modernizing its existing water and wastewater systems.

The contract value for Grontmij is 3 million euro. The project will start in January 2012 and it will last until September 2015.

Ending discharge in river
At present, the municipality of Erzincan has no water treatment plant. The storage tanks used to distribute water are about 30 years old and polluted water is discharged into the nearby Karasu river.

Compliance with EU water standards
Grontmij has been assigned to oversee the implementation of the EU Water Framework Directive and compliance with EU Urban Wastewater Directive, to reduce water losses and the pollution of the nearby river. Grontmij will also train municipal staff, to modernize its Water Utility Department.

Strong presence in Turkish water market
Kerem Sadiklar, Country Managing Director of Grontmij Turkey: ‘I am very pleased that Grontmij has been appointed as the consultant in such a challenging project. Through this project, Grontmij will strengthen its presence in Eastern Turkey and it will become a powerful local player in the Turkish market. The project will also support Grontmij’s strong position in the Turkish environmental sector.’

The news item was originally published on the website of Grontmij.

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