Last week, the Mekorot National Water Company inaugurated a new wastewater treatment plant in Roman, Romania, which purifies wastewater from surrounding urban and rural areas.
The plant's upgrade and expansion had been realized by Mekorot's subsidiary, Mekorot Development and Enterprise Ltd., and included the construction of new wastewater treatment facilities and replacement of all electro-mechanical equipment, as well as project management and supervision vis-à-vis local contractors and European equipment suppliers. The entire upgrade and expansion had been undertaken without terminating the existing facility's routine operation and was completed in only 18 months. The project is valued at about €10 million.
Mekorot Development and Enterprise Ltd. entered this project in the middle, replacing an international German company. In cooperation with a local engineering firm, Mekorot managed to complete the project in a short span of time.
Mekorot Chairman Mordechai Mordechai said, "We are proud of the opportunity to provide the best water quality and recycling solutions in Romania, just as we have done and continue doing in Israel, in order to increase the amount of water and utilize every drop to support life and agriculture."
Mekorot CEO Shimon Ben-Hamo added, "The project in Romania demonstrates Mekorot Group's engineering and technological strength and its uncompromising commitment to attain all of its objectives in developing various different water plants and infrastructure."
Mekorot Development and Enterprise CEO Ehud Hallel, said that upon assuming office, he will form a strategic plan for the company, which will allow Mekorot's knowledge, experience and expertise in core water sector issues and fulfill its potential for the continued implementation of successful water-related projects in Israel and abroad.
Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - www.globes-online.com - on July 20, 2016
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