Grundfos has opened a water treatment facility at its production site in Indjija, Serbia that will treat and reuse the plant’s wastewater using the company's BioBooster technology.
The BioBooster facility will treat all domestic wastewater, which accounts for 60–70% of the factory’s wastewater. Other wastewater treatment technologies, as well as rainwater harvesting technology, will provide the additional steps towards realizing a closed-loop scenario where the industrial facility will operate with minimal water footprint.
As a group, Grundfos is aiming to halve its own water consumption by 2025 and save 50 billion m3 of fresh water by 2030.
“We have made a big investment here in Indjija because it is the right thing to do. As a company, we have an obligation to be first movers and clean our own water – to keep order in our own house so to speak. I am confident this can be a major inspiration within our company and to other companies as well,” said Veljko Todorović, plant director, Grundfos Serbia.
“This is a major milestone, and I want to thank everyone who has helped make this possible. We are the first to implement this technology in the area, we want to inspire and help take care of the environment in the whole region. We hope to continue our great working relationship with the local authorities in this respect,” said Stéphane Simonetta, Group Executive Vice President, COO, Grundfos.
The Indjija production site produces more than 4 million pump units per year and is Grundfos’s third largest production facility.