Sustainability project safeguards Enköping’s future

Bravida has been commissioned by Enköping Municipality to install electrical, plumbing, sanitation and ventilation solutions at the city’s new wastewater treatment plant. The plant is essential to protect the aquatic environment in Lake Mälaren and will also enable future growth within the municipality. “This project is wholly in line with Bravida’s vision of contributing to a sustainable society,” says project manager Alexander Edstein.

New wastewater treatment plant in EnköpingPhoto: Enköping Municipality

Enköping’s existing wastewater treatment plant would struggle to cope with municipal growth and the strict environmental requirements likely to be introduced in the future. Construction work will therefore begin in spring 2024 on a new state-of-the-art facility. Bravida has been awarded all the lots associated with the procurement and will handle all elements to do with the electrical, plumbing, sanitation, ventilation and control systems. In addition, all installations will be tailored for this specific project.

“We can’t wait to get started. Delivering an important environmental project that will benefit water quality and reduce the eutrophication of Lake Mälaren is a very exciting prospect. It’s an honour for us to be involved in such a vital infrastructure project,” says Bravida’s project manager Alexander Edstein.  
Advanced coordination  
Alexander is currently drawing up schedules together with other project managers at Bravida, Enköping Municipality and NCC, which will build the plant. The planning process is no easy feat when a number of buildings have to be constructed simultaneously within a short period of time and with a tight schedule of installation work in some areas of the buildings.

“With a number of parties working together on this project, coordination will be crucial for a successful outcome. The team’s greatest asset will be our combined expertise, our procedures, and the lessons we’ve learned from similar projects. We will benefit hugely from this in our work,” comments Alexander. 

Installation work involving the raft foundations is scheduled for spring 2024, with work continuing during and beyond autumn 2024. The plan is for everything to be completed by July 2027.  

Magnus Ramström from Bravida by the new wastewater treatment in EnköpingIn the picture: Project owner Magnus Ramström
Automation of treatment and control 
The wastewater treatment plant will feature state-of-the-art technology and a number of process buildings and basins where the water will be subjected to biological, chemical and mechanical treatment in several stages. Automation of the treatment process is a major element in Bravida’s assignment, as is plant automation and control.

“A building that processes a lot of data and information requires Bravida to deliver advanced control solutions,” says project owner Magnus Ramström. “You could view this as us providing a superior brain for the building that will coordinate all electrical, plumbing, sanitation and ventilation functions, and more besides.”   
Focus on sustainability and infrastructure 
The project is wholly in line with Bravida’s vision of contributing to a more sustainable society.

“The new treatment plant will benefit the aquatic environment, but also countless people in and around Enköping. It is also an important infrastructure project that will enable the city to continue to grow and ensure a cleaner, more sustainable environment for future generations. We will be lending our expertise and technical know-how to ensure that Enköping’s new wastewater treatment plant is efficient, sustainable and future-proofed,” concludes Alexander. 

Facts about the project 

What: New treatment plant in Enköping 
Client: Enköping Municipality 
Bravida’s assignment: Electricity, plumbing, sanitation, ventilation and control solutions. 
Contractor: NCC 
Schedule: 2024–2027. The treatment plant is expected to be operational by July 2027.  
Number of employees from Bravida: Approximately 40 employees will be involved.