Veolia secures €156mn water contract in Sri Lanka

Veolia, through its subsidiary OTV, has just been appointed project manager for the construction of five new water treatment plants in the region along with 12 service reservoirs, five pumping stations and more than 430 km of transmission and distribution pipes.

This system will ensure drinking water quality and secure supply for more than 350 000 people.

The Matale (30 000 m3/d), Ambanganga (18 000 m3/d), Ukuwela, Udatenna and Rattotta (9000 m3/d each) water treatment plants will incorporate the Veolia solutions and technology that best suit local conditions such as clarification, settling and filtration.

Another Veolia subsidiary, SADE will act as subcontractor to design and build the 433 km transmission and distribution network.

This contract was made possible with the support of local French government services through a financial scheme combining export credit from a syndicate of banks (CACIB, Natixis, Unicredit and BNP Paribas), with a guarantee from the French Ministry of Finance and a local commercial loan from HNB bank and treasury bonds.

Located in Sri Lanka’s Central Province, 150 km from the capital Colombo, Greater Matale is a predominantly agricultural region.