“We are honored and happy to be associated with Namami Gange Programme for paving the way for modern integrated wastewater management in Prayagraj,” according to Rajiv Menon, Managing Director, Black & Veatch India. The main objective of Namami Gange is to prevent the flow of untreated sewage into Ganga and its tributaries. The Prayagraj project lays the foundation for the creation of new sewerage and wastewater treatment infrastructure, enhancement of existing sewers and treatment plant, and the long-term operation of city’s wastewater system. The venture will be delivered by a public, private partnership (PPP) concession known as the Hybrid Annuity Model, awarded by the state public health engineering department Uttar Pradesh Jal Nigam (UPJN), with the support of National Mission for Clean Ganga. The role of the consortium has been to establish what the PPP concession will need to deliver to meet new wastewater treatment standards. This encompassed creation of new assets, enhancement of existing assets, and operation and management of the new wastewater system after the construction and refurbishment work is complete. As a result of the consortium’s work it has been possible to prepare the PPP contract for a programme to increase the city’s ability to convey and treat 328 million litres per day (MLD) of wastewater by an additional 74 MLD. Engineers from Black & Veatch’s Mumbai offices reviewed the condition of the city’s existing wastewater system. Based on this, and the statutory wastewater quality standards and treatment capacity required for the city, the team devised the necessary programme of new-build and refurbishment work. Their programme covered both capital and operational expenditure. Click here to download a supporting image. *** Editor’s Notes: Black & Veatch has been working in India since 1915. Black & Veatch has undertaken more than 80 water projects in India, which include Mumbai Sewage Disposal Project and Kerala Water Supply Project. Prayagraj is situated at the confluence of three rivers – Ganga, Yamuna, and the invisible Saraswati - which forms the holy Triveni Sangam. Every 12 years the city hosts the Kumbh Mela, the Hindu mass pilgrimage to venerated rivers. Media Contact: MALCOLM HALLSWORTH | +44 1737 856594 p | +44 7920 701764 m | HallsworthM@BV.com 0 About Black & Veatch Black & Veatch is an employee-owned, global leader in building critical human infrastructure in Energy, Water, Telecommunications and Government Services. Since 1915, we have helped our clients improve the lives of people in over 100 countries through consulting, engineering, construction, operations and program management. Our revenues in 2018 were US$3.5 billion. Follow us on www.bv.com and in social media. Related Insights When Water is the Product, How Do We Afford Sustainability? Regardless of industry or product, the effective use of water carries huge weight for plant operators and other decision-makers who must pit emerging social calls for sustainability against the money on hand to make it happen. Global Renewables: From Utah to the United Nations, Renewables Power Up From C-suites and state capitals to international governments and the United Nations, leaders of the world’s most influential economies are codifying the role of renewables in an increasingly sustainable power generation mix. On the government side, leaders in China, Europe and elsewhere are on a growing list of American states in setting ambitious renewable portfolio standards (RPS) targets. Renewables Surge, Changing Policies Expected to Drive Investment in Transmission Surging growth in renewables and efforts to increase resilience will drive millions of dollars in new transmission investment over the next five years, according to Black & Veatch’s 2019 Strategic Directions: Electric Report survey. Survey results found that 37 percent of respondents see renewables as the top driver in new investment, followed by resilience and reliability (28 percent). Hydropower Strategic Alliances: How Producers Can Benefit Strategic alliances with hydropower producers are a natural fit for asset management programs. They can be set up broadly to help producers maintain organizational stability, reliability, and financial performance. Food and Beverage Leaders Turn to Renewable Energy, Circular Solutions for Cost-Savings From food safety and regulatory compliance to packaging and supply chain logistics, the food and beverage industry is constantly hunting for solutions that balance profitability and sustainability.