German solutions for Hanoi's wastewater and sludge problem

March 25, 2019 | 15:13
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Aone Deutschland AG (Aone) from Germany expressed interest in joining Hanoi’s projects on drainage and wastewater treatment by providing modern technology imported from Germany in order to transfer wastewater into precious resources.
german solutions for hanois wastewater and sludge problem
Aone does not see wastewater as a problem but as a source of precious resources

On March 22, a delegation of German enterprises lead by Kristian Kirpal, chairman of the Leipzig Chamber of Commerce and Industry, joined a working session with the Hanoi People’s Committee to learn about the city’s demand for investment and introduce modern technologies suitable to the capital’s conditions.

In the framework of the meeting, Alexander Redeker, CEO of Aone, talked about a wastewater treatment and a sludge treatment complex in Hanoi, two projects for which Hanoi and a joint venture (including Aone, Aquaone Water JSC, and Tilia Group) signed an MoU in June 2018.

german solutions for hanois wastewater and sludge problem
The representatives of the German delegation

“Aone will transfer technology and our experience in energy and sewage treatment to deal with the environmental problems and benefit the people by providing them with recycled resources and clean energy,” said Alexander Redeker.

“By applying biological treatment technology, Aeon will transfer wastewater treatment plants into stations to generate energy and resources at standards that meet national requirements,” he added.

german solutions for hanois wastewater and sludge problem
Alexander Redeker, CEO of Aone

Along with the projects in Hanoi, Aone also wants to develop sewage treatment plants across Vietnam.

To date, the group developed a clean water plant in Berlin and a mechanical biological waste treatment plant in Leipzig. In Vietnam, the group has built wastewater treatment plants in Bac Ninh and Soc Trang provinces.

german solutions for hanois wastewater and sludge problem
Dirk Pante, parliamentarian of Sachsen State (left) expressed his excitement about Vietnam and Germany's love for football

Speaking at the meeting, Nguyen The Hung, vice chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee, said that Hanoi is investing in a number of wastewater treatment facilities, however, these projects can only treat 30 per cent of the city’s sewage.

Hung added that he will assign the Hanoi Department of Construction and the Department of Planning and Architecture to find area to build the projects as well as consider the investor’s requirements.

Aone’s project in Hanoi targets to improve the environment, terminate sludge and groundwater pollution, while simultaneously recycling sludge into materials to manufacture power and fertiliser, among others. Besides, the group also wants to deal with floods and urban inundation and improve the urban landscape and the community’s health.

In the framework of the conference “Hanoi 2018 – Investment and Development Co-operation,” representatives of the Hanoi People’s Committee and the joint venture of Aone signed an MoU to develop a sludge treatment plant with the total investment capital of $200 million. Accordingly, the plant will have a designed capacity of 2,000-2,5000 tonnes of sludge per day.

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