Construction of Water Treatment Plant & Horizontal Water Intake Facilities – Orenburg, Russia

Project at a Glance

Customer: Ministry of Construction and Public Utilities of Russian Federation
Region: Europe
Project Value: $27M
Status: started in 2016, with estimated completion in 2018
Segments: water resources management, water treatment
Main Benefit: improved availability and quality of drinking water for city residents


Orenburg is a Russian city that lies on the European side of the Ural River, which is part of the boundary between the continents of Europe and Asia. With a population of about 550,000 people, Orenburg is the administrative center of the Orenburg Oblast (region), with a total population of some 2 million. A tender was issued for the construction of a new water treatment plant (WTP) and the rehabilitation of existing horizontal water intake facilities.


The scope of work covered construction of a new WTP with a daily capacity of 100,000 m3, including: a block for clarifiers with filters; a building for the chemical feed plant; a balancing reservoir of discharge water; a reservoir for conditionally clean water; and a pumping station. The project also involved rehabilitating existing intake facilities with a daily capacity of 100,000 m3, including the reconstruction of two horizontal water intakes drawing water from the Ural River.

Over the course of the project, TAHAL has provided the following services:

  • Design
  • Obtaining all necessary approvals, licenses and permits
  • Construction
  • Equipment supply and installation
  • Preparation of instructions and operating manuals
  • Training of staff
  • Commissioning and testing upon completion


  • Increased availability of drinking water for city residents
  • Improved water quality
  • Cost-effective intake of water from source river
  • Minimized energy and operating costs