One of the city of Oslo's municipal wastewater treatment facilities,
Bekkelaget, will be enlarged to double its current capacity. Sweco has
been chosen to study and propose a number of technical solutions that
will create the conditions for the plant's future expansion. Experts
from Sweco's units in Sweden and Norway are working together in the
At present Bekkelagret is dimensioned to serve an average of around
240,000 people per day. Because the area of Oslo covered by the plant is
undergoing rapid population growth, plans are being made to double the
facility's capacity by the year 2030.
The wastewater treatment plant is built on a rock foundation, which
presents a number of challenges. Sweco's consultants have been active in
planning and design of wastewater treatment facilities for more than 100
years. Several of the plants Sweco has worked on in recent years are
also built on rock, such as those in Henriksdal, Bromma and Käppala.
Sweco's consultants in Sweden will be responsible for developing
principles for technical solutions to be used in the machinery and
processes and systems for monitoring and control. Their Norwegian
colleagues are responsible for drawing up a detail plan for the area.
The contract is worth several million kronor.
There is also an option to extend the contract when the project advances
to the detail planning stage.
For further information please contact:
Hans Nilsson, Project Manager at Sweco, +46 (0)8-695 62 96,
Bo Carlsson, President of Sweco Environment, +46 (0)8-695 63 03,