DSI unit bags $25.5m of Romanian water projects

German subsidiary to install river and wastewater treatment plants

Photo for illustrative purposes
Photo for illustrative purposes

Passavant-Roediger, the German water treatment business wholly owned by Dubai-based MEP contractor Drake & Scull International, has landed two major water treatment contracts in Romania worth a combined $25.4m (AED: 90m).

The first of the contracts is a $11.6m (AED: 42.5m) deal to design and build a river water treatment plant in Sibiu, Romania, to producec drinking water for up to 200,000 people.

Under the contract, Passavant-Roediger will also install new feeding pipes for supply drinking water to the town of Cisnadie in Sibiu County and to nearby reservoirs in Cisnadioara and Rasinari.

Meanwhile, a second project worth $12.9m (AED:47.5m) involves an extension and upgrade to an existing waste water treatment plant in Roman, which caters for a population of around 115,000 people.

Passavant-Roediger has been contracted to perform various mechanical, electrical and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) works, including the use of its anaerobic sludge digestion technology, which will improve plant's water treatment capacity.

Romania is currently ugrading its water mamagement network with a view to reaching a 'good' ecological rating by 2015 to ensure compliance with the EU Water framework directive.

“Romania is highly committed to boosting the quality and protection of its water resources, and so our two contracts represent timely incursions into a buoyant market," said Passavant-Roediger’s managing director, Dr. Mazen Bachir.

He added that Passavant-Roediger's patented technology and expertise would "provide a stepping stone for attracting Romanian interests to DSI’s civil contracting, MEP and Power specialties”.

DSI acquired Passavant-Roediger in 2009, and within the 12 months to september the firm managed to grow its project backlog from $40.9m (AED: 150m) to $163.4m (AED: 600m).
It has recently announced contract wins worth $46m (AED: 169m) in Vietnam and $23.4m (AED: 86m) in Iraq.

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