The Northern Wastewater Treatment Works (WWTW) is located on the Jukskei River, some 30 km north of the Johannesburg CBD and serves most of the city of Johannesburg’s sewer basins north of the Witwatersrand, the continental divide. The Northern WWTW is the largest of six wastewater treatment works situated in the city of Johannesburg, South Africa. Designed to treat 400 million litres of wastewater every day for approximately 1.6 million people.
The site has been operating as a WWTW for over 50 years, initially with a single treatment unit. The capacity of the WWTW has been increased by adding units, the latest of which was the first phase (Module 1) of Unit 5, commissioned in 2009.
The KW Joint Venture (KWJV), a joint venture between Knight Piésold and WSP Group Africa, has been appointed by Johannesburg Water (JW) under contract “JW 13004: Procurement of Professional Services: Civil, Structural, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Services (Bulk Wastewater).”
Knight Piésold was responsible for project management; civil, structural, mechanical, and electrical design; tender documents and procurement; and construction supervision and commissioning.
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