In 2008, NMC awarded Veolia a contract for construction of a new water treatment plant with 240 MLD capacity. NMC’s decision was based on improving water infrastructure at Kanhan Water Treatment Plant in order to meet the growing demand of Nagpur. The new Kanhan plant was constructed using the funds from Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban renewal Mission (JnNURM).
This design, build, operate plant will be operated by Veolia for 15 years. Commissioned in 2011, Kanhan is operating at its rated capacity of 240 MLD.
Supplying continuous water of the best quality to the city of Nagpur required the construction and installation of the latest and most innovative water treatment infrastructure. To increase the water production, Veolia constructed a new intake well on the opposite bank of Kanhan River for additional and continuous raw water availability.
Veolia successfully constructed a 240 MLD plant in the space originally designated for 120 MLD plant. Veolia installed its patent technology of small footprint state-of-the-art new MultifloTM and TGV filters.
Due to the augmented water supply, the resident of East and North Nagpur - including slum areas now enjoy excellent water services from the Kanhan treatment plant.