New Water Treatment Plant – Belgrade, Serbia

Project at a Glance

Customer: Public Utility Company Belgrade Waterworks and Sewerage
Region: Europe
Project Value: $27M
Status: completed in 2015
Segment: water resources management, water treatment
Main Benefit: increased drinking water capacity for area residents

The Public Utility Company Belgrade Waterworks and Sewerage selected TAHAL to design and supply key equipment for its new Makis 2 water treatment plant (WTP). Given Belgrade’s history of water shortages, the utility, which is the sole provider of potable water in Serbia’s capital and largest city, wanted to increase the availability of drinking water for the residents of Belgrade and its environs. Situated on the bank of the Sava River, the Makis 2 WTP is designed to process and treat raw water from the river.

TAHAL was responsible for the design and supply of process, mechanical, electrical and control equipment for a new water treatment plant with a capacity of 2 m3/sec. Process equipment included pumping, clarification, pre-ozonation, flocculation, lamella separation, ozonation, sand/anthracite filtration, sedimentation, granular activated carbon (GAC) filtration, chlorination and ultraviolet (UV) disinfection systems.

TAHAL provided the following services over the course of the project:

  • Preparation of final design and general management of implementation
  • Preparation of complete civil/structural works design and mechanical/electrical design, including drawings
  • Preparation of complete supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system design, including drawings
  • Preparation of complete tender documents for civil works construction and installation contract
  • Supply of all process equipment
  • Supply and installation of mechanical, electrical and SCADA equipment
  • Preparation of complete list and supply of all necessary spare parts
  • Commissioning and testing of all installed mechanical/electrical equipment together with the utility
  • Operation of plant during performance testing period
  • Preparation of complete operations and maintenance (O&M) manuals for plant
  • Preparation and carrying out of comprehensive training courses for utility’s staff
  • Preparation of as-built drawings and other necessary documentation
  • Verification of total plant performance based on performance requirements


  • Increased drinking water capacity
  • Enhanced water quality and public health
  • Improved quality of life for area residents


Belgrade Waterworks and Sewerage