Congratulations to all project participants and team members for the successful implementation of this very important project!
I am proud to have been part of the DORSCH team!
The existing Pavilion at the BLANCHE office in Kirberg is ready to be converted into a modern Coworking Space.
The Space will comprise two spacy office rooms with 4-6 desks, high speed internet,
AC, kitchenette and a rest area. It will be completed in Mai 2021.
The Space shall accomodate our freelance and part time staff, and will offer
working space for intermediate cooperation partners and project teams.
Sludge Humification in Reed Beds
An OPEX and ECO-friendly solution for Sustainable Sludge Management in rual areas without noteworthy industry, keeping the valuable fertilizer (N/P) of the Biosolids ...
Σας ευχαριστώ και καλή υγεία! • Merci et bonne santé! • Thank you and good health! • Vielen Dank und Gute Gesundheit!
Project: Zugdidi WWTP, Georgia
Employer: Posch&Partner, Austria
Expert: Mathias Blanche (Mechanical Expert)
Objective: Works Supervision for FIDIC Yellow Book.
Services were suspended after closure of the EU and National borders.
Special thanks to the Austrian Embassy and Wizzair. The team took the last plane departing from Kutaisi Airport on the 17th to leave Georgia.
Project: Morphou/Güzelyurt WWTP, N-Cyprus
Employer: LIF (Local Infrastructure facility by EU/UNDP)
Expert: Mathias Blanche (Wastewater & Tender Expert)
Objective: Employers Requirements for FIDIC Yellow Book Tendering.
Capacity extension for Phase 2, upgrade to 2,964 m3/d at 21,500 P.E. design capacity.
Heim-statt Chernobyl e.V. www.heimstatt-tschernobyl.org
The new STP was built as a constructed wetland (reed bed). As ecological variant it fits very well into the sustainable and ecological development concept of the village of Drushnaya. The first reed bed treatment plant in Belarus serves as a pilot project for the entire region, for villages and small settlements which until now have used septic tanks for wastewater disposal.
Drushnaya is already attracting many visitors and delegations from home and abroad, especially because of its ecological orientation in combination with successful community work.
The project has been realized with the strong support of SWT Schulz Wassertechnik, Ingenieurbüro, 35423 Lich, Germany.
Project: Thazima Water Supply Scheme, Malawi
Expert: Mathias Blanche (Water & Hydraulic Expert)
Objective: Detailed Design Review for FIDIC Red Book Tendering.
Workshop in the BCM premises during 18-22 Nov. for review and update of the detailed design of water intake, transmission mains and treatment facilities, and reservoirs.
Moldova, a new and eciting country in Europe.
Project: Water Supply and Sanitation in Cahul BMZ N° 201568344 and 201668904
Employer: FWT (www.fwt.fichtner.de)
Expert: Mathias Blanche (Wastewater & Sludge Process Expert)
Objective: Conceptual Design of the WWTP (32.000 P.E.), incl. MEICA Design with CAPEX/OPEX for minimized OPEX.
Tender Design for FIDIC Yellow Book.
AQUA DESIGNER in Version 9 is the prooven software application for WWTP design under consideration of various watewater treatment process variants.
AQUA DESIGNER 9 is available in eleven languages and provides full scale documentation, including PID, equipment and instrumentation lists, OPEX calculation and scaled drawings.
DEMO can be downloaded, here.
Power costs are the driving cost factor for OPEX and determination of the water tariff.
In pre-accession countries with an urgent demand of high inestments for upgrade of the National power grits and new power plants a dramandous increase of the electricity tariffs must be expected in the coming years!
Considerations for WWTP design and the software we use:
- Optimized, multilane design at conservative determination of design capacity
- State of the art process design (i.e. aqua-designer)
- High efficient electric installations and motors (VDE 0100-801)
- High efficient aeration systems with modern plate aerators (i.e. aqua-aero)
- Advanced process control and reporting (i.e. aqua-und-bio-provi)
- Monitoring of power consumption (i.e. provi-energy)
- Anaerobic sludge stabilization (≥ 10.000 P.E.)
- WAS-Disintegration in order to increase gas production and reduce sludge production
- Trigenergration (CCHP) ... cover AC-cold demand with excess heat
- Consider advanced thermal efficiency requirements for buildings
- Solar sludge drying with mono-landfill in order to keep the P-resource (future processing)
- Sludge Pyrolysis for fertilizer production
- Training and continous further education of operators (i.e. provi-online)
Advanced WWTP design reduces the gross-power demand of wastewater and sludge treatment and the carbon footprint as well as green house gas emissions of the plant!
Overcoming the sanitation problems in the touristic areas of Montenegro is a challenge due to rugged topography which requires de-centralized wastewater treatment. The coastal areas are declared as "sensitive area" in acc. with UWWD 271/91 requiring advanced treatment in acc. with the revised BWD 2006/7/EC.
Tourisim requires seasonal operation of WWTP's under particular consideration of energy efficiency requirements and implementation of an applicable sludge management strategy.
In the course of recent projects on the Balkans a number of general graphs for wastewater and sludge treatment has been elaborated which we like to share.
The graphs are ready for free download and use by the Wastewater Engineering Community.
In case higher resolutions or originals are needed, pls. send us your formal request.
Please observe the Copyrights!
National Sludge Management Strategy for Serbia
Second Workshop & Presentation of the NSMS, 6th Dec. in Belgrade, Serbia
Expert: Mathias Blanche
Objective: Sludge treatment, reuse and disposal process overview, definition of applicable sludge treatment concepts under consideration of current energy efficiency requirements and tendencies for reduction of specific sludge production. Reuse and disposal options considering latest developments for Phosphorous reclamation.
Draft action plan for implementation of sludge management concepts on regional level, cost estimation and proposal for implementation on short-/mid-/long-term horizon.
Progress of Works at GAZA WWTP (600.000 P.E.)
News from PASSAVANT ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT on Linkedin!
Interessting fotos of main building works are published,
find the story on German ARD Channel.
BLANCHE was subcontracted by DORSCH International Consultants
for the KfW financed Project in 2016
as Process & Procurement Expert.
- Design revision and upgrade (Tender Design)
- Elaboration of FIDIC YB Tender Dossier
- Specifications, Guarantee's, Schedules, etc.
- Assistance for Tender Evaluation
- Contractors design review
The non-profit association Heim-statt Chernobyl e.V. has been supporting affected families in Ukraine and Belarus for many years, www.heimstatt-tschernobyl.org.
As part of these activities, two model villages with 58 houses have been built in the new settlements Drushnaja and Stari-Lepel, see http://oekodomstroj.by/portfolio/
The villages shall now receive a reed bed type wastewater treatment plant.
The procject will be supported by BCM in close cooperation with www.schulz-wassertechnik.de.
A site visit was organized for the project partners in Oct. 2018 in order to demonstrate the simplicity and reliabiity of the process at the Erdfunkstelle Usingen which operates a WWTP for 120 P.E. for more than 15 years.
Our expert Mathias Blanche was contracted for the position of the Process Expert for Kragujevac WWTP in Serbia.
Project: Kragujevac WWTP at 208.000 P.E. for Secondary & Tertiary Treatment
with intensified Anaerobic Sludge Digestion and Biogas Reuse.
Advanced Sludge Treatment by Solar Sludge Drying with Mono-landfill.
Employer: Brooks Hannas & Partners Consortium, Belgrade
Objective: Process design for upgrade and extension of the existing WWTP, option analysis for rehabilitation or new build with CAPEX/OPEX for CBA.
Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Works for STP Construction in Zugdidi
Contract: UWSCGUSIIP- ICB-REG-03a
Client: Posch & Partner, Innsbruck
Objective: Works Supervision for Zugdidi WWTP Completion (83.000 P.E.)
Expert: Mathias Blanche, WWTP Expert & Mechanical Engineer
Activities: Contractors Design Review (Fidic YB), Supervision
250 Visitors at the opening party in September.
The new Office Building is situated in Hünfelden/Kirberg close to the cities of Limburg and Wiesbaden in the greater Rhein-Main-Area. It offers direct access to motorway A3 and to the high-speed train in Limburg.
The German design guidline DWA ATV-A 131 for dimensioning of single-stage WWTP's was revised, following a new edition of the commonly accepted and widly used German design guidline, published in Summer 2016.
Determination of loading is now based on DWA-A 198.
Dimensioning of the biological stage in a single-stage process continues to take place in a static approach but based on chemical oxgen demand (COD) analogously to IWA ASM3.
From our long-term cooperation partner BITControl GmbH we received the new Aquadesigner design tool that will be applied for all future WWTP designs. Intensive trainings were conducted in January and May 2017.
For review, pls. follow http://www.bitcontrol.info/en/aqua-designer-videos-en.html
Consultancy Services on Identification, Design and Supervision of Rehabilitation Works at the Limuru STP, Kenya
Client: Posch & Partner, Innsbruck
Objective: Rehabilitation of existing WWTP
Team Leader: Thomas Blanche, Civil Engineer/Architekt
Expert: Mathias Blanche, WWTP Expert & Mechanical Engineer
Activities: Assessment of existing situation, definition of rehabilitation measures, FIDIC Red Book Tender elaboration.
FIDIC YB Contract awarded to the successful Tenderer.
Mathias Blanche will be the Process Expert for DORSCH, Munich for Gaza WWTP (600.000 P.E.) financed by KfW.
BCM will be Sub-Consultant for FWT, Freiburg for Darkhan WWTP financed by ADB.
Mathias Blanche will be the Procurement & Process Expert for Conceptual Design (CAS/IFAS/MBBR) and Tender elaboration at 120.000 P.E. design capacity.
BCM will be Sub-Consultant for Eptisa, Madrit for the project "Priority Environmental Infrastructure for Development (PEID)" financed by SIDA, Sweden.
BCM was contracted for the Conceptual Design and Tender Elaboration of Nis WWTP at approx. 270.000 P.E. design capacity.
Application for Building Permit submitted ...
Our new Office Building with Conservatory for 14 workplaces for BLANCHE Tax Consulting and BLANCHE Consulting Engineers & Architects submitted to the local Town Hall.
Start of construction works is scheduled for 01 July 2016, estimated completion time will be 6 months.
Architect: Thomas Blanche
Designer: Mathias Blanche
Project Manager: Thomas Blanche
Revision and update of our hompeage that was online for several years.
We felt it to much overloaded with project informations ...
New Logo using the name "BLANCHE" for corporate design with
BLANCHE Tax Consulting in Wiesbaden.
Change of companies name to
"BLANCHE Consulting Engineers & Architects".
The Defects Notification Period (DNP/FIDIC) has been successfully passed by the Contractor and TA/Supervision Contract has been completed. The WWTP entered into normal operation.
Our expert Mathias Blanche was contracted for the position of the Process Expert for Central Gaza WWTP in Palestine.
Project: Central Gaza WWTP Phase 1 at 600.000 P.E. for Secondary Treatment
Options for extension Phase 2 at 1.2 Mio P.E. and Phase 3 at 1.5 Mio P.E. for stepwise conversion up to Tertiary Wastewater with Anaerobic Sludge Digestion and Biogas Reuse.
Employer: DORSCH International Consulting, Munich
Objective: Process review and revision. Volume 3-5 for FIDIC Yellow Book Tender.
Final Taking Over of the Works for Phase II (16.700 P.E.) successfully commenced on 28th February
after 12 month Defects Notification Period.
Completion of Phase III for extension of treatment capacity for 52.000 P.E. is ongoing (May 2016).
Taking Over in acc. with FIDIC Clause 10 successfully commenced on 15th August that will be followed by 12 month Defects Notification Period.
Works for completion of SISAK WWTP commenced in August 2014.
Conventional Type WWTP for 60.000 P.E. with
Simultaneous Aerobic Sludge Stabilization
Client: HR_Voda, Zagreb
Employer: EPTISA Adria d.o.o, Zagreb
Objective: Works Supervision, FIDIC Yellow Book
Assignment: Process Engineer
Expert: Mathias Blanche
A new landing page for resident private building owners was added to our homepage.
April 2014 - Inauguration of Mia Milia - Haspolat WWTP, North Cyprus
The project – with a total budget of approximately 29 million EURO - was jointly funded by the Sewerage Board of Nicosia (70%), and the European Union under the Aid Programme for the Turkish Cypriot community (30%). The project was implemented by the United Nations Development Programme in the framework of the Partnership for the Future (UNDP-PFF) Programme and was the biggest project carried out by UNDP-PFF in Cyprus.
BCM assisted UNDP-PFF during the implementation period with evaluation of Tenders and supervision services during commissioning and trial operation of the Works.
BCM® will provide the Process Engineer for EPTISA SEE for Supervision of Construction and Supplies for Sewerage System and Wastewater Treatment Plant in Velipoja Area Phase III, an EU-funded project managed by the European Union Delegation to Albania. Kick-off meeting took place on 11th March 2014 in the premises of the existing WWTP, which was completed during Phase II, until February 2014.
Hochrangiger Besuch des stellvertretenden kroatischen Ministerpräsidenten und Ministers für Regionalentwicklung und EU-Fonds, Branko Grcic auf der Kläranlage Slavonski Brod, zusammen mit Tihomir Jakovina, Landwirtschaftsminister sowie Michael Zmajlovic, dem Minister für Umwelt und Naturschutz am Weltwassertag 2014.
Trial operation has been commenced after successfully completion and commissioning of the WWTP.
BCM® was contracted by the JV FWT-FCG-Piramit for Technical Assistance and Supervision for Nizip Water and Wastewater Project, 2009TR16IPR017-01/SER/20.
BCM® was contracted for the Preparation of Technical Documentation for contracting of new sewerage network in municipalities of Bijelo Polje and Cetinje. Tenders will be in acc. with FIDIC Yellow
Book Conditions of Contract.
BCM® will provide the Process Engineer for Works Supervision on a FIDIC Red Book Contract for the next phase of WWTP extension.
Mr. Mathias Blanche was contracted by UNDP-PFF Cyprus for Supervision of the commissioning of WWTP Mia Milia - Haspolat (270.000 P.E.) in the Northern Part of Nicosia. The new WWTP is the biggest MBR type in Europe.
One of our key-accounts was awarded a new project in Croatia by HRVATSKE VODE and our expert Mr. Mathias Blanche will be the Process Engineer for Works Supervision on a FIDIC Plant & Design, Build Contract (Yellow Book) for the new WWTP.