Veolia Water Technologies South-East Asia is proud to announce a new 20-year partnership with 1 Malaysia Development Berhad Real Estate Sdn Bhd (1MDB RE) for the prestigious Tun Razak Exchange (TRX) Project.
As Malaysia’s new international finance and trading hub, the TRX Project will be designed according to the highest environmental standards, and a key focus throughout the development will be water reuse. Veolia aims to recover at least 80 per cent of the expected 3.8 million cubic meters (m3) of sewage generated every year, for reuse purposes within the new district, consequently reducing site-wide fresh water demand by more than 50 per cent.
These targets will be met by leveraging on five of Veolia’s advanced technologies. These include the Multiflo™ settler, AnoxKaldnes™ Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor (MBBR) technology, Hydrotech® discfilters, Alizair® deodorization treatment, and Endetec Kapta units.
1MDB RE Chief Executive Officer Dato’ Haji Azmar Talib said that this agreement is aligned with TRX’s efforts to promote sustainability in developments and underlines the Government’s commitment in providing a long term solution for the delivery of sustainable initiatives in Malaysia.
He said, “TRX is committed to sustainability and we are proud to undertake this with a strong, reputable partner. This is in line with efforts to better treatment practices for wastewater towards achieving Greater KL goals which the Government has outlined. This treatment plant, along with water efficiency measures, will reduce water demand on TRX by greater than 50 per cent.”
Mohammed Akhir Ahmad, Managing Director of Veolia, Malaysia, shared: “This is another milestone for Veolia as the TRX Project is an affirmation of our leading position in the water industry. There were several reasons for Veolia’s appointment, and our knowledge and expertise in handling wastewater treatment projects of such scale was one of the most compelling. As we have the capabilities to provide the complete suite of wastewater technologies that are required, 1MDB will be able to interface solely with Veolia and as a result stand to achieve maximum productivity. In addition, Veolia is going a step further by dedicating a team of 30 qualified full-time staff to provide onsite support throughout the term.”
The Multiflo™ settler technology is the ideal solution to produce a highly concentrated and thickened sludge required for the wastewater treatment process, and will be activated to handle different water characteristics and loads. Featuring its renowned biofilm-coated carriers, the AnoxKaldnes™ MBBR technology will also be implemented in the project to stabilize the discharge quality while removing chemical oxygen demand (COD), biochemical oxygen demand (BOD), and nitrogen present in the wastewater.