City of St. Petersburg pays a lot of attention to the development of the wastewater treatment. The aim of the Neva Direct Discharges Closure Programme is to collect all wastewater generated in St. Petersburg (population 5.0 million) to biological wastewater treatment plants and to treat the wastewater according to HELCOM recommendations and EU directives.
The overall cost estimate of the programme is EUR 900 million. The programme will be financed by EBRD, NIB, EIB, NDEP, SIDA, Finnish Ministry of the Environment and local resources.
Pöyry has contributed to the programme for nearly a decade. Pöyry’s services started with the feasibility study “Cost Efficient Pollution Reduction Investments in St. Petersburg”, 2005 – 2006. After that, Pöyry has provided various consulting and design services in the programme to support its clients to reach their goals.