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Watercare Māngere CFT Tank – Wastewater Treatment Plant

Delivering a design solution that dealt with a challenging operating environment and multiple, complex stakeholder relationships

  • 300K

    m3 Water Treated/Day

  • 1.1M

    Residents Serviced

  • Māngere, New Zealand

    Māngere, New Zealand

Bringing a wastewater centrifuge tank back to life

The Māngere Wastewater Treatment Plant receives and treats wastewater collected within the Auckland metropolitan region. The operators, Watercare, engaged our team to support the upgrade of two centrifuge feed tanks (CFT) and the installation of a new packaged odor treatment plant to service the CFTs. CFTs are a key part of the process that store digested sludge prior to dewatering using centrifuges as stored digested sludge has the potential to release biogas.

Our team provided design services including structural (new independent walking platforms above the CFTs to eliminate additional maintenance loads on the tanks, DN300 odor duct supports, and a reinforced concrete slab onto engineered fill which the packaged odor treatment plant is installed), electrical (the power supply) and control and instrumentation (integrating packaged odor treatment plant to Watercare’s existing site services). A hazardous area classification reassessment was completed on the CFT and Armatec designed, constructed, and installed the packaged odor control plant.

Many of the design and integration challenges that arose were related to the operation of the CFTs—our goal was to integrate the Armatec installed odor control plant, to satisfy compliance standards, and minimize risks without creating an over-engineered solution. The odor control plant was installed and is currently being commissioned with anticipated operation resuming shortly.

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