On 26 April Guus Pelzer, director of Verdygo B.V., and Bert Hoekstra, managing director of Strukton International B.V., signed a letter of intent to collaborate.
The two parties will collaborate on marketing and building sewage treatment plants using the modular Verdygo concept in the Middle East and parts of Europe (in particular, Scandinavian countries). “As well as the innovative Verdygo building concept itself,” explains Guus Pelzer, “Verdygo B.V. will also offer its services during the start-up period of installations. This might, for example, include providing direction/managing from a Central Control Room.”
The basic principle behind the Verdygo concept is customised sewage purification at the lowest possible cost to the community. A Verdygo sewage treatment plant is flexible, allowing you to respond to technological, demographic and climatic developments. Moreover, because Verdygo is above ground, modular and sustainable, it is easy to up- or downscale your plant depending on market demand, and even move it to another location, for example closer to the customer.
Innovations are easy to implement by simply adding a module. So you can respond quickly to new developments in treatment technology such as phosphate recovery, sludge treatment or removing medicines from wastewater. A Verdygo requires only a relatively short planning/preparation and realization period, and is on average 20% cheaper than traditional building methods.
The Middle East suffers from extreme water shortage, as a result of limited water resources combined with a water-intensive Oil & Gas industry and major population growth. Water extraction from seawater typically leads to the increased salinity of local seawater due to the discharge of waste products. This in turn leads to the dying off of local marine flora and fauna.
In addition, there is a growing need for drinking water to meet the expansion and new-build of urban areas, as well as water for landscaping urban sites. This increasing water demand goes hand-in-hand with a greater focus on sustainability, as well as cheaper technologies and flexible building techniques. A need for which the Verdygo concept offers a practical and inexpensive solution.
Strukton, who have been carrying out projects in the Middle East for many years/some time now, recognise the added value for the region of the Verdygo concept, with as a result the signing of this letter of intent of collabororation on 26 April/today.
“The Verdygo concept is an ideal/a wonderful extension to Strukton’s activities in the area of sustainability” argues Bert Hoekstra. “The sustainable conversion of sewage into drinking water fits into our strategy, alongside wind, tidal and geothermal green energy generation.”
The parent company of Verdygo B.V., Waterschapsbedrijf Limburg (the Limburg Water Authority), is the launching customer of the Verdygo concept. Waterschapsbedrijf Limburg completed Verdygo projects at two of its wastewater treatment plants in just ten weeks. At the treatment plant in Roermond the entire supply system, consisting of the booster pumping station and grilles, has been replaced. While at the Simpelveld sewage treatment plant the organic treatment has been replaced, including sludge thickening. The two projects together form a blueprint for a entire purification process/plant employing the Verdygo concept. Verdygo B.V. makes sewage treatment flexible, inexpensive and sustainable, for which it has developed an innovative modular design and building technology that enables customised water purification.
Verdygo B.V., in collaboration with partners, promotes and facilitates the design and construction of modular wastewater treatment plants, for which Verdygo B.V. services provide modular thinking and standardisation support. Verdygo B.V. is a subsidiary of Waterschapsbedrijf Limburg.