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JANUARY 2016 – EEC GLOBAL JOINS UNICEF & GOJ TO DELIVER TURNKEY WWTP SOLUTION
EEC Global assisted UNICEF and the Government of Jordan (GoJ) help the substantial Syrian refugee population living in Jordan by providing a turn-key solution for a package wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) at the Azraq Refugee Camp. The system re-uses EEC equipment donated by NATO and the US Army that successfully operated at Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan for eight years. The resulting effluent will be treated to enable re-use to irrigate fodder crops thereby supporting the local economy in one of the driest places in the world.
This project highlights the multiple technical strengths EEC’s package WWTP moving bed bioreactor (MBBR), an aerobic, biological-based WWTP solution. EEC, the pioneer of package MBBRs, has delivered hundreds of plants worldwide since initially developing the technology over two decades ago. EEC’s MBBR offers a compact, plug-and-play package solution manufactured for delivery via standard ISO shipping containers with a low power draw which effectively treats a broad range of wastewater influents. The system readily integrates with additional components (e.g.: sludge dewatering) to address all client needs.
This project also highlights EEC’s ability to solve unique client problems. EEC’s technical and management team successfully engaged multiple stakeholders (UNICEF, GoJ Ministry of Water and Irrigation, USAID, US Army, NATO Support Agency) to define the project’s requirements and a successful technical solution. Our effective balance of listening and leading resulted in a solution which enables UNICEF to realize substantial cost savings compared to the current practice of trucking the wastewater two hours to a municipal WWTP.