The new Klaipeda Waterwork plant has been built in a consortium between Malmberg Water AB and the Lithuanian civil contractor, Hidrostatyba, under a turnkey contract. Water treatment process and equipment has been delivered in partnership with the German company Chriwa.
Since the water treatment plant is the most modern and advanced treatment plant in the country and was delivered according to the project’s specified timetable, budget and performance, there is a huge interest in the plant from both media and the government! At the same time, the plant is one of Europe’s most modern and advanced treatment plants!
Klaipeda has had problems with ammonium and fluoride in its raw water for a long time. Separating these substances calls for advanced process technology. The treatment processes are:
- Flocculation and sand filtering to remove suspended material and turbidity.
- Biological filters for nitrification.
- Reversed osmosis (RO) to remove fluoride.
The capacity of the water treatment plant is 21,600 m3/d and that is enough to supply clean water to Klaipeda’s around 180,000 inhabitants today and in the future.