Palembang Waste Water Treatment Plant

Client: Palembang City Council

Contract: Construct Only

Location: Palembang, Indonesia

Water & Wastewater Solutions South East Asia


The Palembang Waste Water Treatment Plant Project was co-financed by the Australian Government and the Government of Indonesia with the aim of improving the standard of vital water infrastructure and living conditions for 40,000 residents in Palembang on the island of Sumatra.

The project represented a significant undertaking and formed a “major part” of a wider program to improve Indonesia's overall sustainability and resilience of essential water assets. 

McConnell Dowell's scope included the construction of a 20,000 m3 biotrickling treatment plant, including the concrete structures, treatment facilities and system, tanks, pumping station and general infrastructure works for the new plant and pump station.

Specific items included: 

  • Approx. 1000 Steel driven piles
  • Approx.15,000 m3 RC structures
  • Mechanical Electrical and Piping supply and installation for:
    • Inlet Works
    • Anaerobic Baffled Reactors (ABR) and ABR Effluent Diversion Box (EDB)
    • Biological Trickling Filter (BTF)
    • NTF feed pump station
    • Clarifier system
    • Chemical dosing system
    • Biogas handling system
    • Odour control
    • Solids handling
    • Septage Receival Station
    • Waste Pump Station



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