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Bello wastewater treatment plant

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Early Works
Start: 02/2011
Completion: 02/2012
In Construction
Under Construction
Start: 09/2012
Completion: 03/2019
Current Stage Ramp-up
Completion: 03/2019
Project Details


The project is part of the second phase of the plan to clean up the waters the Aburrá-Medellín river. It involves the construction of a wastewater treatment plant, increasing to 61% from current 22% wastewater receiving treatment. It will also have among its components six anaerobic digestion chambers for the production of methane gas that will be used to power the facility. The contract involves plant design, civil works and operation, including the supply, installation and testing of electromechanical equipment.

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Key Specs

Full Name
Bello wastewater treatment plant
Project Type
Wastewater treatment plants
Development Phase
Project Status
Project Capacity
432,000  m3/d (cubic meters per day)  Wastewater treatment plants
US$ 540mn
Completion Date

The wastewater plant will be located in Bello municipality, 10km from the city of Medellín, Colombia.

* The map coordinates represent the approximate latitude and longitude, and not the exact location of the project.


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