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Luxembourg waste management regional authority SIGRE inaugurates its extended and modernized system for leachate treatment at a festive event, taking place on 30 June 2017 starting with 3 pm at the premises of the central landfill in Buchholz-Muertendall. The landfill’s leachate treatment plant has been initially commissioned in 2005. Due to increasing through-flow capacities and rising environmental regulations concerning the treatment of leachate for direct discharge, SIGRE decided to extend and modernize the existing facility. The contract has been awarded to clean-tech company APATEQ in partnership with Chaux de Contern. The existing ultrafiltration unit has been renewed and enlarged and the entire plant has been extended by an activated carbon adsorption. Besides, necessary conservation and maintenance works have been conduced by APATEQ. The effluent from this leachate treatment plant will be discharged to the municipal wastewater treatment plant in Grevenmacher, being currently built.

“Waste management implies a large environmental responsibility that we take very seriously. With a 24/7 operation, we depend on reliable systems at the highest level of quality and performance”, said SIGRE Director Steff Schaeler. “With APATEQ and Chaux de Contern, our syndicate found
strong, local partners that helped us to keep this high level when extending and modernizing our leachate treatment plant.”
The landfill Buchholz-Muertendall is Luxembourg’s only remaining outdoor landfill and one of the very few in Europe that have been completely relocated. The relocation took place starting with 1995 by sealing and securing the landfill in order to protect surrounding soil, ground and surface
water according to latest environmental standard the at that time. SIGRE is one of three waste management syndicates in Luxembourg with more than 67000 inhabitants from 23 communities connected.

For the inauguration of the extension of the leachate treatment plant, Luxembourg Minister of Environment Mrs. Carole Dieschbourg, and SIGRE President Mr. Jos Johanns will deliver speeches. Afterwards, the installation will be visited and press questions will be answered.

- Communicated by Apateq -

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