Shree Cement Ltd (SCL), a rapidly growing listed company, is fast emerging as one of the industry leaders in its core business of cement and power with plants across the country. With a market cap of Rs 36,820 crore, its portfolios stand at 23.6 million tons per annum and 597 MW respectively.

Arya Water Technologies’ (AWT) tryst with SCL began in 2014 as a bidder for a sewage treatment plant (STP), required urgently for its grinding unit at Bulandshahar, UP, which was facing the threat of being shut down by the Pollution Control Board (PCB) on account of environmental non-compliance. Negotiating the challenges posed to a start-up company against stiff competition from reputed industry players like Ion Exchange, Thermax and Aquanics among others, AWT emerged victorious on the back of its excellent customer interface, superior design and new technology for a sludge- handling system.

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AWT successfully supplied, installed and commissioned the project in 4 weeks, beating the deadline from PCB and preventing the likely shutdown. This was appreciated by SCL’s senior management. Based on its performance and goodwill, AWT went on to bag future orders for SCL’s various grinding units and residential townships. Some of the projects are:

  • 1. RAS Township, Beawar (Rajasthan)
  • 75 KLD Sewage Treatment Plant (2015)
  • 5.5 KLH Water Treatment Plant (2015)
  • 200 KLD Sewage Treatment Plant (2016)
  • 25 KLD Compact Sewage Treatment Plant (2016) 
  • 2. Grinding Unit, Aurangabad (Bihar)
  • 75 KLD Sewage Treatment Plant (2016)
  • 3. Cement and Clinker Manufacturing Unit, Kodla (Karnataka)
  • Three 25 KLD Compact Sewage Treatment Plants (Grinding Unit) (2016)
  • 4. Township, Kodla (Karnataka)
  • 25 KLD Compact Sewage Treatment Plant (2016)

In Karnataka, SCL was faced with the challenge of space availability. AWT was called to a meeting chaired by the President (Projects) and requested to find an out-of-the-box solution. AWT proposed a compact plant in which the screen chamber, oil and grease trap, equalisation tank, MBBR reactor, tube settler, clarified water tank, sludge-holding tank and treated water tank were to be integrated into a single tank and placed below ground in a defined area. The threat of tank damage due to underground acidic contamination was eliminated through a rubber lining. SCL reposed faith in our ability and placed an order for all three plants, which were successfully installed and commissioned in February 2017. As a token of its appreciation, SCL placed a repeat order for a plant with the same capacity at its RAS Township, Beawar (Rajasthan) – a first in its history. 

AWT has emerged as the preferred vendor for all water and waste water requirements and is well on its way to securing similar orders in its ever- expanding nationwide footprint.

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