Now the financial close has been reached, we can start up Hemmathagama Water Supply Project in Sri Lanka. Ballast Nedam International Projects is a specialist in water treatment and production. The contract value amounts to EUR 82 million, and the execution will take three years.
The project includes the Design & Built for an intake, a water treatment plant, water reservoirs and a transmission network with a capacity of 21,000 m3/day in the area of Hemmathagama. From the raw water intake at Auphinella, the water will flow through a ductile iron pipe to the water treatment plant. After the water treatment, the water will flow through a water transmission network of ductile iron and HDPE pipes to seven new storage reservoirs and one existing reservoir. The design for the entire system is gravity based.
It is an important and exciting project with many challenges. Designing the system based on gravity will allow minimal impact on the environment. We look forward to working with our client, the National Water Supply and Drainage Board, and the people in the region of Hemmathagama, to participate and contribute to the improvement of the quality of drinking water.
Photo from left to right: Lynn Loh (ING), Joanne Doornewaard (Dutch ambassador) and Mangala Samaraweera (Minister of Finance and Media).