Neva Direct Discharges Closure Programme, St. Petersburg, Russia

Neva Direct Discharges Closure Programme

St. Petersburg, Russia

Project facts

Client: City of St. Petersburg

Project Period: 2005 - 2015

Services: Preparation of the feasibility study, 2005 - 2006

: Project preparation assistance to IFIs to finalise the programme, 2008 - 2009

: Operational design of the Northern sewage tunnel collector, 2007 - 2009

: Design for reconstruction of two aeration tanks at Central WWTP, 2010 - 2011

: Advisory services for main equipment supplies, 2010 - 2012

: Automation design for tunnel pumping station, 2011

: Detail design for Northern WWTP and commissioning support, 2012 - 2015

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.