Green light for construction Andijk III

PWN Technologies can start with the construction of Andijk III; an innovative pretreatment plant for drinking water production in Andijk (The Netherlands). The local authorities have recently granted the building permits. The construction will officially start on Wednesday 25 January 2012.

Ms J. Geldhof, member of the Provincial Executive of North Holland, will officially kick off the construction of Andijk III. The province North Holland is the sole shareholder of PWN Water Supply Company North Holland. The major of de municipality of Medemblik, where Andijk is part of, will also be present.

Andijk III is a treatment process developed by PWN Technologies, based on suspended ion exchange (SIX®) and ceramic membranes (CeraMac®). This new treatment process will produce water of a better quality, but will also have a lower energy consumption and lower environmental load.

Andijk III will replace the existing water treatment plant in Andijk which was built in 1968 and has become outdated. The current plant requires replacement within a few years in order to guarantee a continued drinking water supply for North Holland in future decades. Furthermore, the current plant’s capacity is insufficient for future requirements. The capacity of the current plant is 3,200 m³ per hour; Andijk III will have a capacity of 5,000 m³ per hour, or 120,000 m³ per day.

Construction of the plant – which will be operational by the end of 2013 – requires an investment of nearly 50 million Euros. PWN Technologies is responsible for the construction of the plant, commissioned by PWN Water Supply Company North Holland. There is a great deal of international interest in this project.