KSB pumps at work in Europe’s deepest waste water and sewage pumping station
2013 is the International Year of Water Cooperation. The idea is also to use the year as a way of creating awareness of the challenges of the water industry with regard to the rising demand for water. The goal is to make people more aware of how we handle this valuable resource.
In 2005 the Russian metropolis of St. Petersburg initiated a large-scale waste water project with the aim of using water resources more sparingly and sustainably.
The project is funded by the city in cooperation with the EU, the adjacent countries and with a fund specially set up to protect the Baltic Sea and the Barents Sea. A current sub-project involved is the commissioning of a waste water and sewage pumping station which also uses KSB pumps. With a depth of 92 metres, it is the deepest waste water and sewage pumping station in Europe.
It is the centrepiece of a twelve kilometre-long tunnel system via which stormwater and sewage will be transported to a waste water treatment plant.
KSB's scope of supply for the waste water pumping station:
- 13 KRT pumps
- 6 drainage pumps
- Control systems
- Frequency inverters
The KRT pump sets transport the waste water to the treatment plant during rain-free periods. The waste water is transferred from a depth of 92 metres into a channel from which it flows by gravity to the waste water treatment plant.
As soon as the pumping station has started operation, 98 percent of the waste water in St. Petersburg will be fully treated. With this step, the city will fulfil the standards of Helcom, an intergovernmental commission dedicated to protecting the Baltic Sea region.