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Xylem Inc. (NYSE:XYL), a leading global water technology company focused on addressing the world’s most challenging water issues, has been awarded a contract to work with Essar Projects (India) Limited to install its Sanitaire ICEAS
® biological treatment system in a wastewater treatment plant in Jamnagar, in the Indian state of Gujarat. Xylem will be responsible for the new installation as well as providing ongoing service and maintenance for the 70 million liters per day capacity wastewater treatment plant for the Jamnagar Municipal Corporation.
The new plant will treat all the municipal wastewater in Jamnagar. The treated wastewater will be reused for non-potable industrial purposes, providing a cheaper alternative to the region’s reliance on water from the Narmada River.
Essar Projects Limited is a global engineering, procurement and construction company, and will design, build, operate and oversee this project, which is part of the integrated coastal zone management project financed by the World Bank.
“We are proud to be working with Essar Projects to install this wastewater treatment plant to help solve the water issues in Jamnagar,” said H. Bala, managing director of Xylem India. “This project showcases our extensive expertise and advanced wastewater technology solutions. We are committed to meeting our customers’ needs and are confident that we are providing the best solutions in the industry.”
Xylem in India
Xylem employs 200 people in India, and operates a manufacturing and testing facility, as well as a Research, Development and Engineering Center in Vadodara. The company also has sales and service facilities in Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata and Pune. The company has participated in a number of high-profile water projects in the power, industrial, irrigation and water and wastewater treatment sectors in India, including receipt of a contract to provide water transport systems to the Andhra Pradesh irrigation project.