Vietnam potable water treatment plant expansion includes ozone treatment
Xylem has secured a $1.3 million contract to provide advanced treatment technology to the Saigon Water Corporation’s Tan Hiep Water Treatment Plant 2 in Vietnam’s capital, Ho Chi Minh City.
Under the contract, Xylem will design, install and commission an expansion of the existing treatment plant, to include the first ozone treatment application in Vietnam.
The upgrade will enable the plant to produce 300,000 m3/day of drinking water for 1.5 million Ho Chi Minh City inhabitants.
The company’s Leopold Type S Underdrain and Wedeco SMOevo ozone system will be used to increase the capacity of the Tan Hiep Water Treatment Plant 2.
Construction on the project upgrade began in Q4 2015 and the plant is expected to be operational by April 2016.
Ho Chi Minh City relies largely on rivers for its public water supply; raw water is taken from the Dong Nai and Sai Gon rivers, both of which are polluted by discharges from residential areas, hospitals, factories, waterway transport vessels, farms, and even garbage dumps, Xylem said.
Truong Khac Hoanh, CEO, Saigon Water Corporation, said: “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.”