Logan City Council is on its way to creating an Australian first full scale biosolids (sewage sludge) renewable energy plant at the Loganholme Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP). Downer and ELIQUO WATER & ENERGY signed a contract for the design and supply of two large ELODRY® NT-48 sludge dryers for the project. These low temperature belt dryers will dry the dewatered biosolids prior to the gasification process. The drying and gasification will reduce the volume of produced biosolids significantly and lower the WWTP’s costs for solids disposal.
ELIQUO started the construction work on the Dodewaard WWTP in December 2019. The new plant will treat the sewage from 70.000 inhabitants in the surrounding area and will generate 1,100,000 kWh of electricity per year. A solar park next to the new plant will provide all of the required electricity to power the new treatment processes. The construction and assembly of the solar park will commence in May of this year making the treatment process 100% self-sufficient and preventing 660 tons of CO2 emissions into the atmosphere annually.
ELIQUO’s number one priority is the well-being and safety of our people, clients, partners and their families, not only during these unprecedented and challenging times, but always. Over the last weeks, the management teams in Germany, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands have implemented measures to protect the health of our employees, customers and suppliers and to do everything we can to slow the spread of the Coronavirus.