The Project of Wastewater Treatment Plant in Kruševac (WWTP) was carried out by the consortium AKTOR 99.96% – Waterleau Group NV 0.04% and it is considered a milestone project for Serbia as an Infrastructure investment which also focuses on the protection of the environment.
For the construction works of the facility, which is located in the town of Krusevac in southern Serbia, 200 workers were employed to conclude the project within the contractual completion time. The unit has been in full operation since December 16, 2019, when the first sewage inflow entered the facility.
The implementation of the Project combined the design, construction, and commissioning of the facility, as well as the training of the Beneficiary’s staff (JKP Vodovod Kruševac) and the Management Service in the Operation and Maintenance of the Wastewater Treatment Plant. More specifically, Kruševac Wastewater Treatment Plant consists of mechanical wastewater treatment (primary), biological-chemical wastewater treatment (secondary and tertiary), sludge treatment, and biogas exploitation.
The Wastewater Treatment Plant in Krusevac processes wastewater from 90,000 people in the surrounding communities with a maximum daily supply of 45,500 m3 (526 1/s). The unit is the most modern in the area, the first which is operational from similar constructed projects, and apart from the sewage, it can also process the sludge for the production of biogas and therefore (among other) electricity, thus achieving the optimum energy management for the facility.
Besides, the Project includes the first solar drying unit in Serbia, which will facilitate the transfer, disposal and further use of the produced dried sludge; from the overall operation of the WWTP will no more be discharged untreated sewage into the “West Morava” river, where the plant’s treated outflow via a pipeline is being discharged. The unit adopts EU-Standards (Urban Wastewater Directive 91/271 / EEC), as the river is considered “sensitive” and an important part of the Morava Valley, crossing several cities in Serbia and beyond Krusevac.
Design and Construction of the Wastewater Treatment Plant in Krusevac