Image: The central treatment plant in Kristianstad before the remodeling, photo NCC.
The continued growth of Kristianstad requires adaptations to be made to its infrastructure. The city’s wastewater management system needs to be expanded, among other measures, and thus Kristianstad’s central treatment plant is being remodeled and extended.
The cooperation was launched back in 2017 when NCC and Kristianstad Municipality signed a partnering agreement for the extension project. Since then, the parties have worked together on the planning, budgeting and the project design of the remodeling assignment. In May 2020, NCC began preparing the ground for the construction phase, carrying out extensive piling work and, in structural engineering terms, the project now stands ready for the construction of the large wastewater treatment building.
“The project is being carried out in partnering form with Kristianstad Municipality and we have now reached an agreement on the scope of the next stage of the work and have signed a construction contract. Together we will build a cost-effective facility and we look forward to our continued collaboration,” says Kenneth Nilsson, Business Area President, NCC Infrastructure.
It will essentially be a completely new treatment plant featuring the very latest technology, including a membrane bioreactor (MBR). NCC has extensive experience in constructing and upgrading water and sewage infrastructure. Through its Water and Environment specialist unit, NCC is the only construction company in Sweden that has the expertise for the complete water and sewage process and is thus able to build and install turnkey water plants and sewage plants.
“Kristianstad’s new central treatment plant will be built next to the old one, which is a major advantage in engineering terms. When the plant is commissioned in 2024, it will be a state-of-the-art treatment plant, built to serve for many years ahead,” says Kenneth Nilsson.
The assignment is a turnkey contract and the suborder for this part of the project amounts to approximately SEK 360 million and will be registered among orders during the first quarter of 2021 in the NCC Infrastructure business area.
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