Welspun Enterprises Secures New Order to Design, Build and Operate 2,000 MLD Water Treatment Plant at Bhandup, Mumbai

National, 1st March, 2024Welspun Enterprises Limited (WEL), the infrastructure and energy arm of Welspun World, has secured a significant contract to Design, Build and Operate a 2,000 MLD (million litres per day) Water Treatment Plant (WTP) at Bhandup Complex in Mumbai, from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).

The contract, valued at Rs. 4,123.88 Crores, encompasses the design, construction, and operations & maintenance of the plant. The value includes an Operations and Maintenance (O&M) component of Rs. 1,880.44 Crores. The design-build project is slated to be completed within a timeframe of 48 months, following which WEL will undertake O&M responsibilities for a period of 15 years.

The proposed water treatment plant, one of the largest in the world in terms of capacity, is located at BMC’s Bhandup Complex, which currently supplies drinking water to Mumbai City through existing Water Treatment Plants. WEL has partnered with Veolia, one of the world’s largest technology company specializing in the water sector, as its Technology provider for the upcoming plant. WEL aims to leverage advanced treatment processes and technologies, in line with its commitment to maximizing resource utilization and developing sustainable infrastructure solutions.

Over the last few years, WEL has made rapid strides and expanded its foothold in the water sector in India. The Company is currently executing some prestigious projects including the Rural Water Supply Project under Government of India’s Jal Jeevan Mission in Uttar Pradesh covering around 2,500 villages and the 418 MLD Waste Water Treatment Facility (WwTF) project at Dharavi, Mumbai. In August 2023, WEL acquired Michigan Engineers Pvt. Ltd. (now renamed to Welspun Michigan Engineers Limited) to expand in the urban water infrastructure and tunnelling solutions segment.

Commenting on the achievement, Mr. BK Goenka, Chairman, Welspun World, said, “The Bhandup WTP project marks a significant milestone in Welspun Enterprises’ growth journey. I firmly believe that our unwavering focus on technology and innovation will culminate in the development of a world-class, sustainable water treatment plant, ensuring access to clean water for Mumbai citizens while promoting environmental sustainability.”

Commenting on the project, Mr. Sandeep Garg, Managing Director, Welspun Enterprises Limited, remarked, “We are honoured to have been chosen as the preferred bidder by the BMC. With the Bhandup WTP project, WEL has expanded its portfolio to encompass a comprehensive range of solutions across the entire water spectrum. The water sector continues to be one of the key focus areas for us and this order synergises well with our overall growth strategy. Our strong capabilities and proven track record in delivering high value and critical infrastructure projects stand us in good stead to bag significant opportunities in future. Our team is fully committed to ensuring the highest standards of quality and efficiency in delivering this project, reflecting our unwavering dedication to excellence.”