Last Updated on June 22, 2018 by Admin
Indian Oil Corporation has recently signed an agreement for the reuse of treated waste water for Mathura Refinery on June 13, 2018 at New Delhi in the presence of Mr. Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation and Road Transport, Highways & Shipping, Mr. Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Mr. Sanjiv Singh, Chairman, Mr. B V Rama Gopal, Director (Refineries), and Dr. SSV Ram Kumar, Director (R&D).
Another agreement signed on the occasion was Concession Agreement for development of Sewage Treatment Plant through Hybrid Annuity based Public-Private Partnership for India’s first city-wide integrated Sewerage Infrastructure for Mathura. The project is being established at Lakshmi Nagar, Mathura, and shall be completed within 24 months.
The STP is being developed using suitable technology such as membrane-based bio reactors to meet raw water quality requirement of industries. Mathura Refinery shall reuse the treated waste water from this plant. 20 MLD (million litres per day) of treated water shall be bought by Mathura Refinery. Though the capital cost of setting up the plant is being borne by NMCG, IndianOil shall bear the O&M and power cost and shall be paying Rs. 8.70 per kl for the treated water during the first 15 years of its operations.
With this initiative by Mathura Refinery the effluent water, which was hitherto being discharged in the river Yamuna will be used by the refinery for industrial purposes, completely eliminating the use of fresh water for refinery operations. Thus Mathura Refinery is playing a sterling role as a responsible corporate citizen in water conservation through this innovate business model.
Credits: IOCL Press Release