WWTP Weert rebuilt in Verdygo-style in just 11 months
On time and on budget, Dutch regional water authority Waterschapsbedrijf Limburg commissioned its completely rebuilt Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) Weert, the Netherlands.
The rebuild is based on the Verdygo concept that includes above-ground tanks and containerized pumps and compressors. This concept made the plant easy to build and for the future flexible to operate. The new plant was commissioned in October, only 11 months after the reconstruction started.
The rebuild was necessary for the waste water treatment plant to meet stricter discharge standards based on the European Water Framework directive. Waterschapsbedrijf Limburg selected the Verdygo-concept to be flexible in the future to adjust the plant’s capacity to increasing or decreasing volumes of waste water. Thanks to this modular design, Verdygo can be used to respond flexibly to climate change, demographic developments
As technology the Nereda aerobic granular sludge reactor has been included. Remarkable about the new plant is the use of plug-and-play containers that house pumps and compressors. This makes it easier to replace these essential components in case of changing operational circumstances.
Additionally, it fits in the overall maintenance strategy of this water treatment authority to refit all its waste water treatment plants with the flexible Verdygo-concept and thus allowing to centralise maintenance. All pumps and compressors are placed on a skid and can easily be taken out for overhaul in the central workplace.
Previous the Verdygo concept was partially introduced at various WWTP locations in Limburg, including Roermond, Simpelveld, Wijlre and Hoensbroek. With the introduction of Verdygo in Weert an almost complete WWTP in Verdygo style has been realized. In 2021 Waterschapsbedrijf Limburg will also introduce the concept at WWTP Panheel and Stein.