GEA along with long standing partner, PanMarine, planned, developed, and supported the implementation of the water and sludge treatment project at the Aspis site in Argos, Greece, a town of 22,000 inhabitants in the northeastern Peloponnese. As significant as Argos is considered to be the oldest continuously populated city in Europe, GEA’s contribution is equally important for the company, which enjoys a good reputation beyond Greece as a sustainable and economically successful company.
Said Marios Chronis, General Manager, Apsis: “Our high-quality products support a large number of private labels of well-known and recognized retailers in 70 countries. Our goal is to expand our product portfolio and reach every attractive new market we have not been able to participate in.”
Aspis is enthusiastic about technology – but also about the other advantages
Not only did the decanter technology impress Aspis, but also GEA’s overall concept which included the installation of the efficient GEA decanter. GEA along with PanMarine from the early stages of this project offered an integrated solution that would fit precisely to the existing biological treatment plant. GEA’s decades of experience ensured a seamless transition to dewatering by decanter technology. In the end, this total package from A to Z was the convincing argument for Aspis to engage GEA as partner.
After separation by the decanters, solids are produced that can be used as fertiliser or as a raw material to produce biogas and therefore electricity as Aspis is doing with its partners. And the sludges can even be used to produce pellets, which in turn can be used to heat buildings. Even in residues produced by separation technologies, there are hidden opportunities for the circular economy and the meaningful use of even supposed waste. For more visit gea.com