GIDC to treat effluents
By A Special Correspondent
The Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC) hopes to commission a pipeline for the disposal of treated effluents from Vilayat in the GIDC industrial estate to the sea in the Gulf of Khambhat. When commissioned in 18 months, this will be the first project of its kind in India and a major step towards environment protection and sustaining bio-diversity.
GIDC has awarded the Rs 176-crore turnkey contract to ECC, the construction division of L&T. The work involves designing, supplying, laying and commissioning a 55.5-km pipeline conveying system, both onshore (41 km using 710 mm DIA HDPE pipes from Vilayat to Dahej; 10 km using 1,000 mm DIA HDPE pipes from Dahej to land fall point) and offshore (4.5 km using lined carbon steel pipes of 1,000 mm DIA from land fall point to the diffuser point and diffuser system), including construction of pumping stations with electro-mechanical services and cathodic protection.
L&T has tied up with Per Aarsleff, a leading offshore construction contractor from Denmark, for laying the offshore pipeline.
GIDC itself has executed an effluent discharge channel about 55 km long to the Gulf of Cambay. Another 12 km long conveyance pipeline for treated effluents generated from Sarigam estate is already functional. In addition, GIDC has formed a joint venture company, Bharuch Eco-Aqua Infrastructure Ltd, to facilitate the construction of a disposal pipeline from Ankleshwar, Panoli and Jhagadia estate. The project outlay is Rs 115 crore and tenders were recently invited for appointing master consultants.
For details contact:
Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation,
Block No.3,4&5, Udyog Bhavan,
Sector 11, Gandhinagar,