2012-12-12 14:27:54 - Contracts bolster the company’s European expansion drive
[Dubai, 12 December, 2012] Passavant-Roediger GmbH, a wholly owned German subsidiary of Drake & Scull International (DSI) PJSC, secured two major water treatment plant projects in Romania. The new contracts worth AED 90 million reflect Passavant’s on-going efforts to expand the reach of its water treatment expertise in Europe.
Under the terms of the first contract valued at AED 42.5 million, Passavant-Roediger will design and build a River Water Treatment Plant in Sibiu, Romania, producing drinking water for up to 200,000 people. The company will also install new feeding pipes for supplying drinking water to Cisnadie and for replenishing the water reservoirs from the Cisnadioara to Rasinari localities.
The second project valued at AED 47.5 million involves the extension and modernization
of a Waste Water Treatment Plant in Roman, Romania, catering for a population equivalent of just over 115,000 people. Passavant-Roediger has been contracted to perform various mechanical, electrical and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) works, including Passavant-Roediger's Anaerobic Sludge Digestion Technology to enhance and expand the plants' treatment capacity.
The latest contracts strategically position DSI’s German subsidiary in the lucrative Romanian water treatment market. The main objective of Romania’s water management policy is to reach ‘good ecological status’ by 2015 through the integrated management of its water resources, in 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. Passavant-Roediger’s patented treatment technologies align exceptionally well with the country’s water management goals. Moreover, our domain expertise and the level of workmanship that will be displayed will provide a stepping stone for attracting Romanian interests to DSI’s civil contracting, MEP and Power specialties,” said Dr. Mazen Bachir, Managing Director of Passavant-Roediger.
Passavant-Roediger has managed to substantially grow its backlog from AED 150 million recorded as of September 2011 to AED 600 million recorded as of September 2012 representing a year to year growth of 300 % .The company also secured year to date AED 345 million worth of work including a AED 169 million contract for the expansion of Thu Duc Water Treatment Plant in Vietnam in addition to an AED 86 million contract to design and build the sludge treatment system of the Kerbela Waste Water Treatment Plant in Iraq.
DSI acquired Passavant-Roediger in 2009 to enhance its capabilities in the region’s water and wastewater sector. Passavant-Roediger is a leading global developer of wastewater, water and sludge treatment technologies, with operations across Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. The company delivers comprehensive in-house solutions for the design, supply, build, operations and maintenance, wastewater and water treatment facilities and is one of the leading Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC), Wastewater and Water Treatment (WWT) and Re-Use Design and Build Contractors Worldwide.