Czech Company Metrostav Helps Improve Environment in Belarus
Released: 8. 11. 2016
The Czech construction company Metrostav signed a contract for the enlargement of a wastewater treatment plant in Brest, Belarus on November 1, 2016. In a tender that included seven other bidders, Metrostav's proposal was selected thanks to the design, references and price that were offered. The contract was awarded by the Brest Water Company, while the project is financed by a loan provided by the Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) within the framework of the Helsinki Convention on the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Baltic Sea Area.
The project will consist of reconstructing and enlarging the existing facility and building new sections to ensure that the water treatment plant meets the requirements of the Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission (HELCOM). Specifically, Metrostav will build aeration and sedimentation reservoirs and install new equipment for mechanical processing. Reconstruction work will mainly concern inlet chambers, impurity traps, and the primary sedimentation and activation reservoirs. Following the completion of the project, the operation of the water treatment plant will be fully automated. The contract is worth over seven million euros. The project is planned to be completed in July 2019, when the city will celebrate the 1,000th anniversary of its founding.
The contract marks another stage of Metrostav's successful expansion to foreign markets. This way, Metrostav takes advantage of its surplus capacity made available as a result of a significant decrease in the number of construction projects in the Czech Republic, particularly infrastructure projects. Foreign contracts currently account for one-third of Metrostav's production.