Xylem Awarded a New Contract to Support Vietnam Water Treatment Plant Expansion
Xylem, a pump manufacturer and leading global water technology company, has been awarded a $1.3 million contract to provide advanced water treatment technology to the Saigon Water Corporation’s Tan Hiep Water Treatment Plant 2 in Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City. The pump manufacturer will design, install, and commission an expansion that will include the first ever ozone treatment application in Vietnam. The upgrade will enable the plant to produce 300,000 cubic meters of drinking water each day, serving 15 percent of the city’s population.
Ho Chi Minh City primarily relies on area waterways where raw water is taken from the Dong Nai and Sai Gon rivers. Unfortunately, both rivers are heavily polluted by residential areas, hospitals, factories, waterway transport vessels, farms, and even garbage dumps. Xylem will be installing its Leopold Type S Underdrain and Wedeco SMOevo ozone system which will increase the capacity of the treatment plant, enabling it to purify more water.
Patrick Baker, General Manager at Xylem Hong Kong explains by saying, “Xylem has a longstanding relationship with the Saigon Water Corporation; Leopold Underdrain technology is already in use in Thu Duc BOO Water Treatment Plant. Xylem’s ozone solution with Effizon evo 2g electrode technology was chosen as a reliable, cost-effective, and sustainable treatment method which will reduce the reliance of the Tan Hiep Water Treatment Plant 2 on chlorine technology. Pollutants, colored substances, odors, and microorganisms are directly destroyed by oxidation, without creating harmful chlorinated byproducts or significant residues.”
Truong Khac Hoanh, CEO, Saigon Water Corporation adds, “The Tan Hiep Water Treatment Plant 2 has a key role to play in ensuring the residents of Ho Chi Minh City have access to a clean water supply. Xylem’s sustainable treatment technologies will enable us to future-proof the water supply.”
Construction began at the end of 2015 and is expected to be completed by April 2016.