Water resources management
BASF: sewage network in top condition
WAL-Betrieb has established itself as a partner for the industry.
REMONDIS Aqua's subsidiary, WAL-Betrieb, is to assess the condition of all wastewater pipes owned by BASF Schwarzheide GmbH
On behalf of BASF Schwarzheide GmbH, WAL-Betrieb is drawing up a full inventory and assessing the condition of the complete network of pipes used to transport wastewater and rainwater at the company grounds of the largest chemicals firm in the German state of Brandenburg. The grounds cover an area of 230 hectares, approximately the same size as REMONDIS’ Lippe Plant in Lünen, and has 21 chemical plants, twelve kilometres of roads and pipe bridges as well as 20 kilometres of railway tracks that run throughout this huge industrial site in the south of Brandenburg.
A total of 80 kilometres of sewage pipes on this site, BASF’s third-largest chemicals plant in Europe, are to be cleaned, inspected and recorded. The condition of the pipes, including any leaks, will then be assessed. Cutting-edge, explosion-proof inspection and cleaning technology will be used to carry out this work including CCTV inspection vehicles, mobile, self-propelled cameras and video technology. The leak detection systems, which will be operated in a number of shifts by the highly qualified employees of the Senftenberg-based water service provider WAL-Betrieb, a fully owned subsidiary of REMONDIS Aqua GmbH & Co. KG, will provide both security and a perfect overview of the condition of the network. “When we awarded the contract, we were looking for reliability, expertise, schedule reliability and quality. The results of this inspection work will have a major influence on the follow-up investments in this important environmental area over the next few years,” stressed Jürgen Zschipke from BASF Schwarzheide GmbH. Marten Eger, managing director of WAL-Betrieb, can already refer to the excellent references of his company from both the public sector and industrial companies. “This sophisticated project at BASF underlines once again our expertise as a service provider for major industrial customers,” said Eger. BASF’s Schwarzheide site is celebrating 20 years of business this year.
“When we awarded the contract, we were looking for reliability, expertise, schedule reliability and quality.” Jürgen Zschipke, BASF Schwarzheide GmbH