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SUEZ inaugurates the new state-of-the-art "Kelani River Bank" water treatment plant in Colombo, the capitale of Sri Lanka

SUEZ is proud to announce the completion of Stage II of the Kelani River Bank (KRB2) Water Treatment Plant (WTP) in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The plant, with a daily capacity of 180 000 m3, was inaugurated today by the Honorable Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, Mahinda Rajapaksa. With this additional phase, the plant’s existing capacity has now doubled to 360 MLD that will cater to drinking water requirements for another 1.75 million inhabitants in the North of the capital city of Colombo.

The KRB2 Water Treatment Plant showcases SUEZ’s expertise in offering sustainable water production solutions by incorporating technologies and processes that minimize energy consumption, water wastage, environmental impact, and work best as per the local climate conditions. SUEZ has equipped the plant with two advanced technologies – “Pulsatube” and “Aquazur V”. The technologies can treat larger quantities of water while handling frequent variations in both quality and flow rate – the country is regularly faced with extreme weather conditions. This plant will be another milestone and reflection of the recognition SUEZ has earned for its expertise in delivering safe water across the world.

On the inauguration of the plant, the Honorable Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, Mahinda Rajapaksa, said, “It gives me great pleasure to congratulate the National Water Board (NWSDB) and SUEZ for this remarkable achievement that will provide safe drinking water to millions of Sri Lankans. The latest technologies and highest quality standards are ensuring safe and reliable supply of water for the benefit of the Sri Lankan public. This remarkable outcome is a testament to the close cooperation between the two teams on this landmark project in water treatment in Sri Lanka”.

The project has been delivered on time, despite the challenging pandemic situation prevailing over the last several months, and with “Zero safety incident,” reinforcing our commitment to protect the lives and health of our employees, subcontractors, customers and the populations among which we work.

SUEZ has been actively supporting the country for more than 50 years and has built numerous water treatment plants for several cities, including Colombo, Kandy, Anuradhapura, Trincomalee, Negombo, Badulla, and Kurunegala.