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Maintenance works in WTP Bežanija

Due to planned works on water supplying network at WTP Bežanija, from Saturday 22.04.2017 at 23.00 to Sunday 23.04.2017 at 12.00 interruption in water supplying or low pressure will have consumers in municipalities of Novi Beograd, Zemun and Surčin.

Batajnica Wastewater Collection and Treatment Project – Project Preparation

Procurement ref:

67331

Country:

Serbia

Business sector:

Municipal and environmental infrastructure

Funding source:

European Western Balkans Joint Fund

Contract type:

Consultancy Services

Notice type:

Invitation for expressions of interest (CSU)

Issue date:

07 Mar 2017

Closing date:

29 Mar 2017   at  17:00   Belgrade

Project Description:  The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (“EBRD” or the “Bank”) is currently in discussions with the City of Belgrade (the “City” or “Belgrade”) and the Public Utility Company Belgrade Waterworks and Sewerage (the “Client” or “Company”) on development of its sewerage system. Plans for the development of the Belgrade sewerage system have been evolved over many years. Currently it is planned that development of Belgrade’s sewerage system will include the northern Wastewater Treatment Plant at Batajnica, and corresponding sewage network. The Client has requested the EBRD to provide technical assistance for project preparation of wastewater collection and treatment at Batajnica (the “Project”).

Batajnica is located in the northwest part of the Belgrade’s urban area, close to the Danube’s right bank. The Project is aligned with the EU Strategy for the Danube Region, which refers to the protection of the environment and identifies priority areas to restore and maintain the quality of waters. As there is currently no wastewater treatment in Belgrade, the Project represents a significant contribution to the improvement of the water quality of the Danube river.

Assignment Description:  The Client now intends to retain a consulting company (the “Consultant”) for the preparation of studies, design documentation and tender dossiers to enable investment in, and implementation of the Batajnica wastewater collection and treatment Project (the “Assignment”).

The expected outcome of the Assignment is preparation of (i) an EU/IFI compliant Feasibility Study for wastewater collection and treatment in Batajnica, (ii) relevant studies and design documentation in compliance with Serbian legislation for priority elements of the Batajnica wastewater collection and treatment system, (iii) tender dossiers for construction of priority elements for wastewater collection and treatment in the Batajnica system.

The selected Consultant is expected to undertake the following activities:

Activity  Nº 1:   Prepare the Feasibility Study for the Batajnica wastewater collection and treatment project, to a standard acceptable to international financing institutions;

Activity Nº 2:    Prepare the General Design with Prefeasibility Study (Generalni Projekat sa Prethodnom Studijom Opravdanosti) in accordance with Serbian legislation, for the Batajnica system; suitable for approval by national institutions;

Activity Nº 3:    Prepare the Conceptual Designs (Idejna Rešenja) in accordance with Serbian legislation, for the collection system and Batajnica Northern WWTP, suitable for approval by national institutions;

Activity Nº 4:    Prepare the Preliminary Designs with Feasibility Study (Idejni Projekat sa Studijom Opravdanosti) in accordance with Serbian legislation, for the collection system and the Batajnica Northern WWTP; suitable for approval by national institutions;

Activity Nº 5:    Prepare the Environmental Impact Assessment Study (Studija o proceni uticaja na životnu sredinu) in accordance with Serbian legislation, for the Batajnica wastewater project, suitable for approval by national institutions and EU funding application;

Activity Nº 6:    Prepare the Designs for Construction Permits (Projekti za Gradjevinsku Dozvolu) in accordance with Serbian legislation, for priority elements of the collection system, suitable for approval by national institutions;

Activity Nº 7:    Prepare theTender Dossiers for construction of priority elements of the collection system and Batajnica Northern WWTP, suitable for open international tendering.

The Feasibility Study (activity Nº 1) will define/update the Priority Investment Project (PIP), comprising several components of the overall Batajnica wastewater collection system. Only on receipt of written approval of the Feasibility Study by the Project Steering Committee appointed by the Client, the subsequent technical documentation and tender dossiers will be developed by the Consultant for the PIP components (activities Nº 2-7).

The Consultant will also provide continuous assistance to the Client in obtaining necessary approvals and permits during the course of preparation of project documentation, as well as during the technical review process to be carried out by national institutions.

Status of Selection Process: Interested firms or group of firms are hereby invited to submit expressions of interest.

Assignment Start Date and Duration: The Assignment is expected to start in Q3 2017 and has an estimated overall duration of 28 months.

Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 850,000 (exclusive of VAT). Subject to availability of funding, the performance of the selected Consultant and the specific needs of the Client the Assignment may be extended beyond the current scope. The Consultant must determine whether any indirect taxes/VAT are chargeable on the proposed services and state the basis for such. If any indirect taxes/VAT are payable, the Client will have to pay indirect taxes/VAT element to the services directly to the Consultant unless otherwise agreed.

Funding Source: It is anticipated that the contract will be financed by European Western Balkans Joint Fund. Selection and contracting is subject to the availability of funding.

Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions.

Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant will be a firm or a group of firms with preferably previous project experience related to wastewater collection and treatment project preparation funded by EU IPA/ISPA/Cohesion fund or major IFIs (EBRD, EIB, World Bank, KfW or similar) in the past 10 years, in climatic conditions comparable to Serbia, including:

a. Preparation of feasibility studies to a standard acceptable to major international financing institutions, for preferably at least 2 major wastewater projects, each with a minimum value of the proposed priority investment project of Euro 30 million.

b. Preparation of designs and tender dossiers for preferably at least 2 WWTPs, each of minimum capacity of 100,000 PE, and 2 sewage pumping stations, each of a minimum capacity 1.5 m3/s.

In compliance with regulations of Republic of Serbia regarding technical documentation, the Consultant (or his nominated sub-contractor) shall hold all necessary company licenses (the “Licences”) issued in Serbia (for preparation of wastewater facilities with capacity over 200 l/s) and provide copies of these Licences as part of EOI:

– P073G3 – hydro-technical facilities for wastewater treatment with capacity over 200 l/s
– P073M2 – designs of mechanical installations of facilities for water supply and industrial water, hydraulics and hydropower for wastewater treatment facilities with capacity over 200 l/s
– P073Т1 – designs of technological processes for wastewater treatment facilities with capacity over 200 l/s
– For preparation of surveys on geotechnical construction requirements, prepared according to regulations on geological explorations

If they maintain their status as sub-contractors, individual companies are eligible to participate as sub-contractors in multiple expressions of interest, please refer to EBRD Procurement Policies and Rules, section 5.5 sub-section b: “firms or individuals who have submitted more than one expression of interest or have participated or intend to participate as a joint venture partner or consortium member in more than one expression of interest/proposal for each contract. Submission or participation by a consultant in more than one proposal for a contract will result in the rejection of all proposals for that contract in which the consultant is involved. However, this does not limit the inclusion of the same sub-contracted consultant in more than one proposal submitted by a firm.”

The Consultant’s expert team is expected to include the following key experts listed below.

All key experts should preferably have a minimum of 10 years of professional experience in the wastewater sector, and preferably a minimum of 5 years of international professional experience (carried out outside of their respective country of origin).

Key Expert 1 – Team leader, including:

  1. Previous professional experience as Team Leader on preparing for financing of preferably at least 2 similar projects in the wastewater sector (each with minimum value of 30 Million Euro) financed by EU IPA/ISPA/Cohesion fund or major IFIs, in the past 10 years.
  2. Previous relevant professional experience in the Western Balkans will be considered an advantage.

Key Expert 2 – WWTP Process Expert, including:

  1. Previous professional experience as Process Expert (either conceptual or preliminary design) as part of preparation for financing of preferably at least 1 similar project (WWTP over 100,000 PE) under EU IPA/ISPA/Cohesion fund or major IFI funding, in the past 5 years.
  2. Previous professional experience in preparation of preferably at least 2 completed tender dossiers for WWTPs over 100,000 PE, under EU IPA/ISPA/Cohesion fund or major IFI funding, according to the requirements of the EU Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive, for at least secondary treatment
  3. Previous relevant professional experience in the Western Balkans will be considered an advantage.

Key Expert 3 – Wastewater Network Expert, including:

  1. Previous professional experience as Wastewater Network Expert on preparing detailed designs for construction of sewage networks of preferably at least 20 km, under EU IPA/ISPA/Cohesion fund or major IFI funding, preferably in the past 5 years.
  2. Previous professional experience in preparation of preferably at least 2 completed tender dossiers for wastewater collection projects under EU IPA/ISPA/Cohesion fund or major IFI funding (each with investments of minimum EUR 8 Million).
  3. Previous relevant professional experience in the Western Balkans will be considered an advantage

Non-key experts are expected to include a pool of additional experts, as well as support staff and backstopping.  CVs for additional experts should not be submitted in the expressions of interest, but may be required as part of technical proposals during the request for proposals stage.  The consultants should demonstrate in the expressions of interest that they have internal capacity to provide all the required staff in order to deliver the expected results or to have access to experts with the adequate profiles.

The expected expertise of additional experts shall be in the following areas, but not limited to:
Civil hydraulic engineers (Serbian licence numbers no. 314 and 313),Process/technology engineers (licence no. 371), Mechanical engineers (licence no. 332), Structural engineers (licence no. 310), Hydrology engineers (licences no. 392 or 492), Electrical engineers (licences no. 350, or/and no. 352, or /and no.353), Cost Benefit Assessment experts, Environmental impact assessment  experts, Social (impact assessment) expert, Procurement experts, Quantity surveyors, Geotechnical and hydro-geological experts (licence no. 391, 392, 393, 316, etc.), Stakeholder Engagement Expert, Topographic surveyors.

Additional experts would preferably have, at minimum, a University/bachelor degree in the field relevant for the assignment or preferably 4 (four) years of previous professional experience in the field relevant for the assignment.

Submission Requirements: In order to determine the capability and experience of Consultants seeking to be shortlisted, the information submitted should include the following:

1. Company/group of firms’ profile, organisation and staffing (max. 2-4 pages).

2. Details of previous project experience or similar assignments particularly undertaken in the previous ten years, including information on contract value, contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided (if different from duration), main activities, objectives.

3. CVs of key experts who could carry out the Assignment detailing qualifications, experience in similar assignments, particularly assignments undertaken in the previous ten years, including information on contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided, assignment budget, main activities, objectives.

4. Completed Consultant Declaration Form and Contact Sheet, the template for which is available from the following web-link: http://www.ebrd.com/pages/workingwithus/procurement/notices/csu/contact_sheet.doc.

5. Copies of the Licences as described in section Consultant Profile.

The expression of interest shall not exceed 25 pages (excluding CVs, Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet and copies of the Licences).

The complete expression of interest (including CVs, Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet) should be submitted, in English via email (pdf) to the Client’s contact person, to reach the Client not later than the closing date. One additional copy shall reach the Bank’s contact person by the same due date. The expression of interest shall be one file (pdf). The Client reserves the right to reject applications of firms submitting more than one file. Only if any limitation on the permissible file size is exceeded, the Consultant may split the expression of interest into further files.

23 March 2017. The Procurement Notice is updated as follows:

  1. Closing date for submission of expressions of interest is revised, the revised Closing date is 10 April 2017 at 17:00 Belgrade time;
  2. Section “Consultant Profile” is updated as follows: Corporate licenses are not required for preparation of surveys on geotechnical construction requirements, and therefore do not need to be submitted in the Expression of interest. However, the Consultants must plan for these surveys to be carried out by licensed individual experts, as already defined in the Invitation for expressions of interest. All other corporate licenses shall be submitted as requested in the Invitation for expressions of interest.
  1. Additional section is included as follows: “Important Notes”:
  2. Following this invitation for expressions of interest, a shortlist of qualified firms will be formally invited to submit proposals. Consultant selection and contracting will be subject to availability of funding.
  1. The shortlist criteria are as follows:
  1. Firm’s previous project experience in project preparation (feasibility studies, designs and tender dossiers) of major wastewater projects to a standard acceptable to major International Financial Institutions (30%)
  2. Firm’s previous project experience in assignments in wastewater collection and treatment sector in Serbia and/or the Western Balkans – (20%)
  3. CVs of Key Experts
  • Key Expert 1 – Team Leader – (20%)
  • Key Expert 2 – WWTP Process Expert – (15%)
  • Key Expert 3 – Wastewater Network Expert – (15%)

The Client Contact Person:
Milan Stamenic
Public Utility Company ‘Belgrade Waterworks and Sewerage’
Head of Department for Capital Facilities Preparation
Obrenovacki drum bb
Belgrade
Serbia
Tel: +381 11 305 28 41
Email: milan.stamenic@bvk.rs

The EBRD Contact Person:
Maria Haugh
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
Tel: +44 20 7338 7185
Email: haughm@ebrd.com

Austrian companies presented their equipment and services at WTP Makiš

On Tuesday 28.02.2017, at Water Treatment Plant Makiš, well-known Austrian companies presented their equipment and services from the area of drinking water supply and waste waters removal in presence of representatives of Austrian Embassy Commercial Section, Austrian Chamber of Commerce, Belgrade Land Development Public Agency and PUC Belgrade Waterworks and Sewerage. The guests were welcomed by the hosts of the gathering, Director of PUC BWS Dragan Đorđević and Executive Director of the LDA Radomir Vujadin, who also gave short presentation on scope of activities of these two public utilities.

On this occasion Austrian delegation also visited newly built water treatment plant Makiš 2. After presentations, representatives of Austrian companies and Austrian embassy met management, designers and engineers from LDA and Belgrade Waterworks and present their equipment and services in more details.

 

Appeal to consumers to use water in more rational manner

PUC Belgrade Waterworks and Sewerage during cold weather that caught Belgrade recorded excessive water consumption in whole town area. Many consumers left their taps open in order to prevent freezing of plumbing. Thus the consumption during previous days was at the level of the hottest period of the year.

Water production in Belgrade waterworks currently is at the highest level and all capacities are used to the maximum extent.

Due to great number of failures all BWS teams are in the field trying to prevent further leakage of water with prompt reaction.

Aiming to prevent freezing of plumbing many consumers are leaving their taps open which multiplies consumption.

We invite all consumers not to use water in such irrational manner.

As a prevention of freezing we advise the consumers to keep water meter manholes closed and dry. During low temperatures they should protect water meter and other plumbing. They should be insulated and warmed with paper, cloths or blankets. Additionally, in buildings where water meters are installed in the basement, all windows should be closed.

Reconstruction of water supplying network part in Save Kovačevića Street in residential area Leštane

Due to insufficient water flow caused by small and inadequate pipe profile, in a part of Save Kovačevića Street in residential area Leštane, Grocka Municipality, old galvanized pipes with diameter 25 mm will be replaced by PE pipes with diameter of 110 mm. The works imply replacement of pipeline from the beginning of the street in the length of 240 m, and replacement of 19 existing household connections. Reconstruction works of a water supplying network part in Save Kovačevića Street in residential area Leštane will last from 01.12.2016 to 10.01.2017.

Interrupted operation of Call Centre phone number

Due to planned works on telecommunication system of Belgrade Waterworks and Sewerage facility in 28 Deligradska Street, on Saturday 03.12.2016 from 09.00 to 20.00 official BWS Call Center phone number will not be in operation.

We kindly apologize to all our consumers for inconvenience, and invite them to report failures at phone number :

                                            011-206-52-76

Sedimentation removal from the Sava Lake settling tank and construction of two raw water pipelines with diameter Ø 1500 mm, in length of 400 m each

 

Project name Belgrade Water
Country Republic of Serbia
Business sector Municipal and Environmental Infrastructure
Project ID 46465
Funding source EBRD
Type of contract Works
Type of notice Invitation for Tenders
Issue date 01/11/2016
Closing date 20/12/2016, at 12.00 hours


INVITATION FOR TENDERS

Republic of Serbia

Belgrade Water

INVITATION FOR TENDERS

Tranche 1

Component 1

Sedimentation removal from the Sava Lake settling tank and construction of two raw water pipelines with diameter Ø 1500 mm, in length of 400 m each

This Invitation for Tenders follows the General Procurement Notice for this project which was published on the EBRD website, Procurement Notices (www.ebrd.com) on 15 April 2016.

Javno komunalno preduzece Beogradski vodovod i kanalizacija, hereinafter referred to as “the Employer”, intends using part of the proceeds of a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the Bank) towards the cost of Belgrade Water – Tranche 1 – Component 1 – Sedimentation removal from the Sava lake settling tank and construction of two raw water pipelines with diameter Ø 1500 mm, in length of400 m each.

The Employer now invites sealed tenders from contractors for the following contract to be funded from part of the proceeds of the loan:

  • The removal of sedimentation from the base of the water reservoir (settling tank) serving the Makis Water Treatment Plants with construction of settling cassettes for sedimentation depositing, and construction of two new raw water distribution pipelines to be placed at the bottom of the settling tank; estimated quantity of dredged sludge is 200.000 m3, 2 steel pipelines Ø1500, each 400 m long; time for completion: 9 months.

Tendering for contracts to be financed with the proceeds of a loan from the Bank is open to firms from any country.

To be qualified for the award of a contract, tenderers must satisfy the following minimum criteria:

  1. Average annual turnover

The Tenderer shall have an average annual turnover as prime contractor (defined as billing for works in progress and completed) over the last five (5) years (i.e. 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015) of not less than EURO 9,000,000 per year equivalent.

  1. Experience:
  2. General experience.

The Tenderer shall demonstrate that it has successful experience as prime contractor in the execution of at least three contracts regarding water reservoir / basin dredging and two projects regarding construction of underwater water supply steel pipeline of a nature and complexity comparable to the proposed contract within the last five (5) years (i.e. 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016).

  1. Specific experience
  • Participation as contractor or management contractor in at least one contract regarding water reservoir / basin dredging with a value of at least EUR 900,000 and one contract regarding construction of underwater water supply steel pipeline with a value of at least EUR 3,500,000, within the last five (5) years (i.e. 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016), each, that have been successfully and substantially completed and that are similar to the proposed Works. The similarity shall be based on the physical size, complexity, methods/technology or other characteristics as described in Section VI, Employer’s Requirements.
  • The Tenderer shall demonstrate that within last five (5) years (i.e. 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016) it has, as contractor or sub-contractor, duly performed and successfully completed minimum one contract regarding water reservoir/ basin dredging in a quantity of min 100,000m³ and construction of underwater pipeline with min. diameter Ø 1,200 mm and min. length 800 m.
  • The contractor shall have all the valid licenses to enable them to perform works in the water sector as required by the Serbian legislation. In particular they shall have the following two license:
  • I071G3 – work execution on hydrotechnical facilities
  • I071M2 – execution of mechanical installations on facilities for water-supplying and industrial water, hydrotechnichs and hydroenergetics

(d) The contractor shall have the following certification valid at the deadline for submission of the tender:

  • EN ISO 3834-2
  • ISO 9001
  • ISO 14001
  • OHSAS 18001
  1. Financial Resources

The Tenderer shall demonstrate that it has access to, or has available, liquid assets, unencumbered real assets, lines of credit, and other financial means sufficient to meet the construction cash flow for the contract for a period of 4 (four) months, estimated as not less than EUR 1,000,000 equivalent, taking into account the applicant’s commitments for other contracts.

  1. Criteria for Joint Ventures, Consortiums and Associations (JVCA): In case the tender is submitted by JVCA, it shall meet the following qualification requirements:
  2. in case of JVCA all Partners combined must meet requirement specified in the qualification criteria 1. above;
  3. in case of JVCA all Partners combined must meet requirement specified in the qualification criteria 2. a. above;
  4. at least one partner of the JVCA shall have the experience as a prime contractor, in execution of at least one (1) contract, specified in the qualification criteria 2. b.(b), specified above;
  5. in case of JVCA all Partners combined must meet requirement specified in the qualification criteria 3. above;
  6. at least one partner shall meet at least fifty (50) percent of qualifying criteria 1. and 3. specified above, and each member firm shall satisfy not less than ten(10) percent of qualification criteria 1. and 3. specified above.

Tender documents may be obtained from the office at the address below upon payment of a non-refundable fee of EUR 300.00 or equivalent in Serbian Dinars.

Instructions for payment in dinars

   
Beneficiary: JKP BEOGRADSKI VODOVOD I KANALIZACIJA

KNEZA MILOSA 27                     

BEOGRAD                             

SRBIJA                         

Bank’s account:

 

UniCredit Bank Srbija ad Beograd

 

908-17001-94

Beneficiary’s account: 170-30019841003-32

 

JKP BEOGRADSKI VODOVOD I KANALIZACIJA

KNEZA MILOSA 27                     

BEOGRAD                             

SRBIJA                         

Purpose of payment:  

 

 

INTERNATIONAL PAYMENTS IN FOREIGN CURRENCY IN FAVOR OF CLIENTS OF UNICREDIT BANK SERBIA JSC /BACXRSBG/

Please pay per instructions below:

Name  of beneficiary : BEOGRADSKI VODOVOD I KANALIZACIJA JKP
Beneficiary’s address KNEZA MILOSA 27

BEOGRAD       

SRBIJA        

Beneficiary’s acc.number/IBAN:           RS35170003001984132148
Beneficiary bank: Unicredit bank Serbia JSC 
Beneficiary bank SWIFT address: BACXRSBG


Please instruct your bank to send MT103 directly to UNICREDIT BANK SERBIA JSC, Belgrade, Serbia (SWIFT BIC:
BACXRSBG) covering UCB Serbia’s account with one of the following:

currency BANK COUNTRY SWIFT /BIC
EUR UniCredit Bank Austria AG Vienna Austria BKAUATWW
EUR UniCredit SPA Milano Italy UNCRITMM
EUR UniCredit Bank AG (Hypovereinsbank)

Muenchen

Germany

 

HYVEDEMM

 

EUR  

Deutsche Bank AG

 

Germany

 

DEUTDEFF


In order to avoid any correspondence, delay or return of payment due to incomplete information MT 103 must always include:

  • full name and address (street, city, state) of the ordering customer – field 50
  • full name and IBAN (account number) of the beneficiary customer – field 59

Upon receipt of appropriate evidence of payment of the non-refundable fee, the documents shall promptly be dispatched electronically. In addition, if requested, the documents can be dispatched by courier after presentation of an appropriate evidence of payment of the non-refundable fee by the prospective tenderer; however, no liability can be accepted for their loss or late delivery. In the event of discrepancy between electronic and hard copies of the documents, the hard copy shall prevail.

All tenders must be accompanied by a tender security of EUR 120,000 or its equivalent in a convertible currency.

Tenders must be delivered to the office at the address below on or before 20.12.2016 at 12.00 hours local time, at which time they will be opened in the presence of those tenderers’ representatives who choose to attend.

A register of potential tenderers who have purchased the tender documents may be inspected at the address below.

Prospective tenderers may obtain further information from, and inspect and acquire the tender documents at, the following office:

Belgrade Water

Public Utility Company Beogradski vodovod i kanalizacija

Belgrade, Obrenovački drum bb

Phone: +381 11 3052 841

Fax: +381 11 3052 923

e-mail: milan.stamenic@bvk.rs

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Interruption of water supplying in residential area Pinosava today until 14.00

The planned works at water supplying network at residential area Voždovac announced for Monday 24.10.2016 due to complexity of works performance will be prolonged until Tuesday 25.10.2016 until 14.00. Consumers from residential area Pinosava will experience interruption of water supplying.

Water trucks are provided for most urgent needs.

For all additional information consumers may contact Call center of PUC Waterworks and Sewerage at phone number 3 606 606, or vie website www.bvk.rs.

Short interruption  in call center work

Due to planned maintenance works on telecommunication system facility of Belgrade Waterworks and Sewerage in 28 Deligradska Street, on Thursday 20.10.2016 from 16.00 to 17.00 interruption of official PUC BWS Call center phone number will occur.

We apologize to all consumers because of possible inconvenience. All failures and problems may be reported at phone number:

011-206-52-76

Strengthening of regional cooperation in emergency situation

On 13th and 14th 2016 Belgrade hosted international project „EUrban Water Aid 2016“ in organization of Hungarian Ministry of Interior, National Directorate General for Disaster Management.

The main goal of the project was strengthening of regional cooperation in emergency situation implying adjusted procedures, efficient resource management and improvement of communication between sectors for disaster and water sector. In addition, the project includes check of the existing procedures and preparation of new documents in form of regulation on universal procedures on mutual help between countries in the region during emergency situations.

The project is financed by European Commission – EU Directorate for humanitarian aid and civil protection (ECHO).

At „ЕUWA 2016“ besides organizers also participated Budapest waterworks, Ministry Interior of Slovakia, Croatian National Protection and Rescue Directorate and PUC Belgrade Waterworks and Sewerage.

During this meeting in Belgrade was also organized group kickoff meeting for planning of exercise which will be held in spring 2017 in Hungary on river Tisza. On this occasion flood is going to be simulated and in this exercise will participate representatives of all countries included in this project.

Voluntary blood donors have shown their humanity once more

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During event of voluntary blood donation organized by the Association of VBD PUC Belgrade Waterworks and Sewerage held on 28.09.2016 52 employees have donated blood and 42 units of blood were collected.

The third regular event of voluntary blood donation organized in cooperation with the Institute for blood transfusion of Serbia “Sveti Sava”, the president of the association of VBD PUC BWS Siniša Đorđević characterizes as successful and he thanks to all colleagues who have responded to invitation and shown humanity and announced following event which will be organized on November 14th 2016 on the occasion of celebration of Saint Patron Day of the Association – Saint Kozma and Damjan – Vračevi.

BWS team came to work by bike

mirko-kilibarda-radojlo-jovanovic-i-dejan-jacimovicThe team of Belgrade Waterworks and Sewerage joined many institutions, organizations and companies who participated Car-Free Day. This morning, the participating team from our company came to work by bike instead by car or public transportation thus supporting public awareness on environment friendly and healthier alternatives.

The initiator of BWS participation was Head of accounting department Slavica Ilić who today passed 11 km on her bike. She was joined by the engineers from Design bureau Marta Ilić (11 km) and Dušan Radanović (4,3 km), operator Radoje Mimović (7,2 km), sales officers Mirko Kilibarda (5,3 km), Radojlo Jovanović (13,7 km) and Dejan Jaćimović (5 km) with colleague from Public Health Institute Ivan Vujasinović. Participating team from BWS together passes 57,5 km on their way to work.

This year the City of Belgrade joined European capitals competing in passed kilometers by bike or on foot to the working places, and the Mayor Siniša Mali and Town Architect Milutin Folić, came to work by bike, too.

This challenge is a part of global initiative Car-Free Day celebrated for two decades on September 22nd within European mobility week promoting alternative means of transportation in everyday traffic communication.

One of the most important messages is promotion of healthy life style and decrease of pollution.

Construction of Belgrade sewerage commenced 111 years ago

kanalizacioni-radoviConstruction of first Belgrade sewerage facilities started in 1905. Street gutters for sanitary and waste waters were constructed in today Marka Kraljevića Street, hercegovačka Street, a part of Venizelosova Street and Cara Dušana Street.

As a memory to the first design and very beginning of sewerage construction, as well as to generations of people who worked in the company, in this September was also celebrated St. Patron’s day Saint Zachary and Saint Elizabeth.

In 1903 town Council with Kosta Glavinić as a mayor assigned preparation of General design for Belgrade Sewerage to the engineer Dušan Ninković, a head of sector for Belgrade sewerage, and he together with his five colleagues finished it on October 5th 1904. The design envisaged contemporary technical and technological methods of channeling and it contained 76 drawings, five notebooks with tables and two bills of quantities for the town on the right bank of rivers Sava and Danube. The design was approved and well prized by authorized institutions and foreign consultants but its finishing shared the fate of the town itself.

By 1910 more than 2000 m of collectors and more than 7000 m of pipe channels were constructed, and at the same time were constructed very complex engineer facilities. The principle established in 1910 by which the river Sava should be protected from discharging of waste waters and that waste waters should be re-directed to the more powerful Danube is still in force but it hasn’t been fully achieved. In 1939 Belgrade already has the first two of present 47 sewerage pumping stations, and the network included 224 km of pipe canals and 42 km of collectors, which is only 16 percent of the present but the improvement for that period was very significant.

Planned re-direction of water during the night in residential areas Vinča and Leštane

Due to increased consumption of water, especially in evening hours, occurs interrupted water supplying from treatment plant Vinča.

Residents of Vinča and Leštane averagely consume between 40 and 50 liters of wtare per second. During previous days the consumption increased to 80 liters per second in period from 19 p.m. to 22 p.m.

In order to preserve capacity of treatment plant Vinča capacity and to provide regular water supplying during the day, during night hours (01.00 a.m. – 06.00 a.m.) may occur planned re-direction of water.  

We kindly ask all consumers to use water in conscientious manner (avoiding watering of green areas, pavements, gardens, filling of pools and wells…) and rationally for most urgent needs.

WATER METER READING IN THE RESIDENTAL AREA VRČIN

PUC Belgrade Waterworks and Sewerage shall on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th of Septembre 2016 conduct reading of water meters in the residential area Vrčin. We invite all inhabitants of this residential area as well as owners of the cottages to accommodate BWS readers and thus help the action passes in the spirit of mutual cooperation. In case of bad weather conditions the activity shall be postponed for the period when weather conditions are suitable for reading.

We kindly ask all our customers to enable access to water meter chambers (manholes, basements…), to make water meter places accessible and clean, to keep doors to yards and basements where water meters are placed unlocked, to park their cars out of manholes and to contribute efficient water meter reading in this manner.

We are very grateful for understanding. Cooperation between Belgrade Waterworks and our customers will improve our work and quality of the services provided on mutual content. Joint action will enable timely water meters reading and delivery of bills to all our customers.