Borregaard Industries has awarded Krüger Kaldnes/Veolia the contract for the construction of a new wastewater treatment plant for its pulp factory in Sarpsborg, Norway.

The project is executed in cooperation with the two sister companies Krüger in Denmark and Biothane in the Netherlands.

The contract value is 14,3 million euro and the plant is to be handed over in 2013.

Biogas from waste water
The project comprises a complete wastewater treatment plant based on the anaerobic treatment technology using the Biobed EGSB (Expanded Granular Sludge Bed) process which is developed by Biothane.

The compact anaerobic process ensures an efficient reduction of organic matters in the waste water. The process produces biogas which will replace the use of mineral oils in Borregaard's production.

Well-proven technology
"We are very pleased that Borregaard has chosen Krüger Kaldnes for the construction of the new wastewater treatment plant. Borregaard has one of the most advanced and sustainable biorefineries in the world, and it was an important prerequisite that the new wastewater treatment plant was based on a well-proven technology able to comply with the stringent standards of today", says Anette Æsøy, sales manager at Krüger Kaldnes.

This news release was originally published on the website of Biothane.

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