Greentech Lead Asia: Flagship Ecosystems Investment
(FESI), a Singapore based environmental systems services company, has completed
the first Centralized Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) in Bangladesh.
The plant was built on a 30-year Build-Own-Operate
arrangement with BEPZA, the free trade zone authority in Bangladesh.
The total investment of the project is SGD10 million.
The plant will receive effluent from all generating
industries in Savar DEPZ (Dhaka Economic Processing Zone) at an approved
service tariff rate and with guaranteed effluent volumes.
The CETP started operations on 1 February 2012. It has a
capacity to treat an estimated 15,000m3/day of waste water and will expand its
capacity to 43,000m3/day within the next year. The plant currently serves more
than 44 companies in the Old Zone of Savar DEPZ.
The CETP employs a newly developed Bio-Electric Process to
treat the effluent.
The company claims that this the first of its kind in
Bangladesh and a first in the world to utilize a Bio-Electric treatment profile
on a co-mingled industrial wastewater stream.
Flagship Ecosytems has installed and commissioned a fair
number of its in-house developed Trident ECR Effluent Treatment Units in
“We make it possible for our customers in emerging
nations to be partners of multi-national corporations. For export orientated
textile manufacturers in Bangladesh, environmental compliance is a key factor
in potential clients selecting them as partners. With our proprietary systems
such as the Trident ECR series and Staged Contaminant Removal (SCR) Solutions,
they can be sure of meeting environmental compliance and their customers’
expectations,” said Vernon Khoo, chairman of FESI.