During the first few months after the deployment of Uptime, VEAS experienced two distinct challenges where the benefits of Uptime were clearly demonstrated.
VEAS plays a vital role in keeping the Oslofjord clean. Wastewater from approximately 700,000 inhabitants travels in large underground pipes to be treated at the VEAS plant, located on the outskirts of Oslo. In the 1970’s, the Norwegian Government decided to take action to clean the Oslofjord. At this time, the fjord was so dirty, people were hesitant to swim in the water. The VEAS plant was built during this time and it is now the largest wastewater treatment plant in Norway, treating water for 2/3 of Oslo’s population.
Howden has a long-standing relationship with VEAS and we have been working together for many years. Howden’s reliable turbo compressors were installed in the plant in early 1990’s when the Norwegian Government introduced new regulations to remove Nitrogen from the water. Five HV-TurboTM KA compressors are used in the biological cleaning process and have been running continuously for more than 100,000 hours.