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Industrial Project of the Year

For the project, commissioned in 2018, that represents the most impressive technical or environmental achievement in the field of industrial water.

Tata Steel Bara Tertiary Treatment Plant, India

What is it?

A 30,000m3/d tertiary-level treatment plant reclaiming effluent from the Bara wastewater treatment plant in Jamshedpur for reuse by Tata Steel.

What has it done?

Tata Group, the industrial conglomerate which dominates the city of Jamshedpur, contracted its civil utility wing Jusco to build the tertiary treatment facility for offtaker Tata Steel and adjoining industries.

What makes it special?

This project marks a huge step toward fulfilling Tata’s ambition to see its home city of Jamshedpur become the first zero liquid discharge city in India. Since the completion of the facility, the entire city’s collected sewage effluent, from both domestic and industrial sources, is gathered and reused by the city’s extensive industrial complex.

In order to improve the city’s collection rate, Jusco laid 500km of sewers and built ten automated sewage pumping stations and control centres, transforming the sewerage service coverage for the city and proving that industrial demands can dovetail perfectly with vital municipal needs.


In a country where river pollution problems are front-page news, the project has made a massive difference in the fight for the protection of the nearby Subarnarekha river. The new sewerage network has cut the volume of untreated sewage discharge massively, while the supply of reclaimed water to Jamshedpur’s industries has reduced water intake from the river by 16%.


Pengerang Integrated Complex Temporary Mobile Water System, Malaysia

What is it?

A 15,600m3/d mobile water treatment solution that ensured continued operation at Petronas’s strategically vital Pengerang refinery during the construction of a permanent demineralised water treatment facility. The mobile units deploy a range of technologies to create a tailored water supply.

What has it done?

Suez Water Technologies & Solutions Malaysia provided the mobile solution to Petronas, Malaysia’s national oil company while PRPC Utilities & Facilities was building the permanent plant.

What makes it special?

The Pengerang Integrated Complex (PIC) is Petronas’s most important refinery, unprecedented in scale, complexity and technology, and is supported by multiple associated facilities including a co-generation plant, an LNG re-gasification terminal, a raw water supply plant, and centralised utility facilities. The speedy installation of the mobile system allowed PRPC to quickly deliver desperately needed high-purity demineralised water to meet early demand for steam blowing and other commissioning activities at an incredibly complex site. The high-performance solution with a short setup time was a financial saviour for the client.


Suez’s temporary mobile demin water treatment unit provided the ideal rapid-response solution for the client’s needs. Packaged in 30 containers for seamless transport on sea, rail and road, the mobile solution was set up within just 18 weeks of contract award and make-water was reached just four days after receiving the treated water feed.

The solution’s array of high-end technologies, including filtration, RO, EDI and offsite ion exchange worked flawlessly hand-in-hand night and day to provide the Pengerang complex with as much as 650m3 per hour of demineralised water, which more than met the refinery’s needs.

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