11 December 2017
WYG recently got to see the amazing headway being made on the Wastewater Treatment Plant in southern Turkey, for which we have been providing construction supervision services. Several of our directors paid the site a visit in October to observe the progress first-hand.
Located in Kahramanmaraş, whose population depends on textiles and agriculture, the activated sludge plant comprises a 39-month technical assistance and supervision project. Less than one fourth of construction remains to be built, whereas the majority of the technical assistance activities has been completed.
The project is being constructed in two stages, with the first planned to satisfy estimated wastewater treatment needs of 2030. Further investments, capacity building activities, and training are expected to benefit the people of Kahramanmaraş, and particularly the Kahramanmaraş Water and Wastewater Administration.
Jesper Damgaard, Managing Director of International Development, attended the visit alongside Faruk C. Tekindağ, Regional Managing Director, and Cengiz Kansu, Project Director & Director of Technical Engineering Consultancy in Turkey. Several other technical support member accompanied the participants as well.
Participants initially visited the administrative project office, where they received information on technical capacity building and construction activities. Murat Kayıoğlu, Deputy General Manager of the End Beneficiary, shared his opinion of the project and expressed appreciation of the work thus far.
Technical experts at the construction site later provided visitors with a presentation on the activities, status, and further challenges faced by the project.
The plant is designed for a population equivalent of 950,000 in stage one, with foreseen expansion of up to 1,320,000 population equivalent in stage two.