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03.24.2017

Ground-breaking ceremony held for wastewater treatment plants that the joint venture group of METAWATER won an order for in Hoi An, Vietnam

METAWATER Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President: Yasushi Nakamura; hereinafter referred to as “METAWATER”) is pleased to announce that the city of Hoi An held a ground-breaking ceremony for wastewater treatment plants. METAWATER and a joint venture group consisting of Tsukishima Kikai Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Chuo-ku, Tokyo; President & CEO: Kazuhiko Yamada) had acquired a contract for these facilities  in “The Project for Water Quality Improvement for Japanese Bridge Area in Hoi An City,” which is a Japanese ODA grant aid project implemented by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The ceremony was attended by about 80 people including dignitaries and officials from Quang Nam Province and Hoi An, Vietnam as well as Mr. Yasuhiro Morioka, Director-General of the Sewerage and Wastewater Management Department of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) in Japan; Mr. Yasuo Fujita, Chief Representative of the JICA Vietnam Office, and members of the joint venture.

This project has adopted the latest wastewater treatment system called a Pre-treated Trickling Filter (PTF) System, which METAWATER developed for emerging countries. This system is characterized by its low electricity consumption, easy operation and maintenance, stable treated water quality, and low life cycle cost (LCC). Making use of this technology, METAWATER will help promote the development of the local economy by treating wastewater in Hoi An, which is designated as a World Heritage Site “Hoi An Ancient Town.” This will enhance water quality in the beautiful area of the Japanese Bridge, and thereby improve the living environment and sanitation in the city as well as preserving the tourism resources of the city.

PTF System
The PTF System, which was adopted by this project, is technology that METAWATER developed with emerging countries in mind and for it METAWATER received the “Technology Verification for Global Application,” issued by the Japan Sewage Works Agency.*1
*1 “Advanced energy-saving wastewater treatment process” that received “Technology Verification for Global Application,” from the Japan Sewage Works Agency is synonymous with the PTF System that was adopted for this project.

        
        At the ground-breaking ceremony                       President of METAWATER Nakamura making a speech

Project Information

Project title: The Project for Water Quality Improvement for Japanese Bridge Area in Hoi An City
Construction site: Hoi An City, Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Specific project details:
 ・Construction of wastewater treatment facilities(quantity of treated sewage: 2,000 ㎥/day)
 ・Guidance on operation, maintenance and management of the facilities for six months
 ・Waterway repair construction

System flow Diagram





*Related news release
December 15, 2016: “METAWATER received an order for wastewater treatment plants in Hoi An City, Vietnam"
http://www.metawater.co.jp/eng/news/detail/201701124Xz.html

March 24, 2014:"Japan Sewage Works Agency Issues the first International Technology Certificate to METAWATER for Advanced Energy Saving Wastewater Treatment Process"
http://www.metawater.co.jp/eng/news/2014/0324.html

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