Kocaeli metropolitan municipality and Kocaeli Water and Sewerage Administration Authorities visited INEVA treatment sludge disposal and energy recovery plant

Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality İSU General Directorate has added a new one to its advanced biological treatment plants and introduced Başiskele Kullar Advanced Biological Wastewater Treatment Plant established with a capacity of 166 thousand m3 / day to treat the wastewater of Kartepe, Başiskele and İzmit districts. 

After the ceremony, the President of the Union of Turkish World Municipalities and the Mayor of Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality Ibrahim Karaosmanoglu, Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality Secretary General Ilhan Bayram, Kocaeli Water and Sewerage Administration General Manager Ali Sağlık, Kocaeli Water and Sewerage Administration Water and Canal Services Deputy General Manager Sinan Sokur and top officials visited the facility to obtain electricity from treatment sludge, which was successfully installed by INEVA within Kullar Wastewater Treatment Plant and of which the trials were successfully completed. 
When the facility where electrical power will be generated from treatment sludge from ‘Advanced Biological Waste Water Treatment Plant’ in Başiskele Kullar operated by Kocaeli Municipality İzmit Water Works (ISU) is put into operation, 95 tonnes of treatment sludge per day will be thermally treated. 960 kW of electricity will be generated per hour within the scope of renewable energy from steam energy by means of turbines added to the facility.  

Speaking during facility visit, INEVA Çevre Teknolojileri A.Ş. General Manager Volkan Akıncı said that, “The treatment sludge from the İSU's Gebze and Başiskele (Kullar) facilities were being burned in the cement plant in the current system. This brought about 10 million pounds of load a year to ISU and was not sustainable. Thanks to the facilities we have successfully completed the installation and trial work, İSU will eliminate the sludge by burning it without drying process and at the same time obtain electricity.”

Founded in 2004 and strengthened INEVA, contributes to the national economy by eliminating its dependence on foreign countries and eliminates treatment sludge wastewater and high humidity wastes with the help of its unique technology without needing to dry them. Having disposed of 360 thousand tonnes of sludge in total from the first facility established, INEVA continues to establish facilities producing clean energy for private and public sectors. 

Stating that they have signed a contract for 2 new facilities planned to be completed within this year, Akıncı emphasized that they will continue to produce innovative solutions to the environmental problem created by treatment sludge by continuing to disseminate the use of the high technologies they have.