An above-ground solution to Iceland to meet more stringent demands on wastewater treatment


The proposal from the European Commission for a new wastewater directive outlines tougher and more demands for wastewater treatment. As a step towards meeting these new directives, Hydria Water was hired to strengthen the treatment done at a wastewater treatment plant in the Icelandic town of Keflavik.  

– Instead of going through a costly refurbishment and building concrete basins, they chose to go with an above-ground concept and install two of our Combi Units. This will not only be more cost-effective but also be much more energy-efficient, says Andreas Riedel, CTO at Hydria Water.  

In this project, Hydria Water has also supported the piping design and tailored a distribution box to reduce the need for additional pumps and valves. Furthermore, they have prepared for a future installation of a third Combi Unit and developed a remote monitoring system.  

– This system enables the customer to optimise remotely via Netbiter and will have direct access to vibration monitor, level gauge and measuring of dry substance content etc, Andreas explains.  

Towards the end of August, the machines are supposed to be up and running, and Hydria Water will be on hand in Keflavik to support the start-up and commissioning.