Clearford India Update Q1 & Q2 2022
By Sanjay Deshpande, Executive Director & Head of Operations, Clearford India
Signing new contracts, and completing existing projects made for a busy first half of the 2022 year.
Plot Pada Village, Maharashtra –The Clearford One™ system installation concluded with the delivery and installation of a custom designed solar system to power the treated water distribution system. Using treated wastewater to grow crops year-round is a solution to expand the harvest season throughout the year instead of only growing food during the monsoon season and immediate months after. Tailoring a system like this aims to enhance villagers lives and positively impact the UN SDG 6 (Water & Sanitation) and the SDG 3 (Good Health & Well Being).
Pictured 1: Training Session on Solar Panel Use, Plot Pada
Alwa Village, Gujarat, Phase 3B—In this COVID-19 truncated project; Team Clearford built Clearford One Smart Digesters for 115 homes and approximately 575 villagers. In conjunction, Clearford completed the engineering design for the pipe network that will be installed in Phase 3C where it will connect an additional 240 Homes and two Institutions to a 70m3 Soil Biotechnology wastewater treatment plant.
HINDALCO Taloja Residential Campus, Mumba—This first of its kind project commenced construction in December 2021 and was completed in April 2022. The project is designed to service part of the HINDALCO residential township in Taloja, Mumbai. The installed Clearford One™ system includes a 30m3 wastewater treatment plant and services 138 staff members in the residential quarters. The ultraviolet treated water replaces the freshwater currently being used for landscaping, supporting Clearford’s mission in environmental stewardship.
Projects Nearing Completion
Swaach Poondi, Tamil Nadu—In the southern Indian State of Tamil Nadu, the Clearford Team continues to work alongside the Indian arm of the Canadian NGO Children Believe partnership to work on multiple Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) mandated funded projects. These projects aim to prevent sewage flowing into a major water storage reservoir by collecting, treating, and recycling wastewater for reuse in either agricultural fields or orchards. The villages we are active in include:
- Arunthatiyar Colony;
- Bangarapet Village; and,
- Venjatapuram Colony.
The Cholamandalam Investment & Finance Co. expresses support with the Q1 scope of work expansion to fund the construction of 130 bathrooms as well as solar systems at three of the villages listed above. The work in all four of these villages is expected to conclude in Q2.
New Project Signing
Alwa Village, Gujarat, Phase 3C—The final phase of the Alwa Village project funded by the CSR mandate of L&T Energy – Hydrocarbon, is the single largest corporate social responsibility rural development project awarded to Clearford India. The execution of this phase began in June 2022 and involved the installation of the Clearford One™ ClearConvey HDPE pipe network and a 70m3 Soil Biotechnology wastewater treatment plant designed to service 240 homes, two institutions, and 1205 residents. This project is scheduled for completion in March 2023.
UltraTech Kharia Khangar Town, Rajasthan, Phase 1—This unique project is the first project designed specifically to focus on our client’s long-term corporate sustainability needs for water security. As a large cement manufacturing unit located in the heart of the Thar Desert in Rajasthan, the client has identified the sourcing of water as a risk.
One of Clearford’s initial steps in managing this project was to survey all of the towns and villages located within five kilometres of the manufacturing unit.
Sequentially, Clearford worked with the client to identify the nearby town of Kharia Khangar as a potential year-round source of wastewater that after treatment, could be reused for the cement units process requirements. In this first phase, Clearford will be connecting approximately 50% of the homes and delivering to the unit 150m3 of wastewater daily.
This project is the single largest project awarded to Clearford India and the first to use corporate operational budgets rather than Corporate Social Responsibility budgets. The scope of the project includes the construction of 113 ClearDigesters, laying of 14.5 kms of HDPE mains, three kilometres of HDPE laterals and three kilometres of uPVC piping.
This project is already underway and is scheduled for completion in Q3 2022.
Currently, Clearford is designing corporate sustainability solutions for three HINDALCO units, two projects for the automotive major Mahindra & Mahindra, and one for the Ultra Denim factory.
In partnership with the Administrative Staff College of India, Clearford is also designing a solution that would be our first entry into urban settlements market. This project is focused on the design and deployment of a greywater collection network part of an unplanned slum community called MH Nagar of approximately 1200 homes and a population of 6000.
While Clearford India has a strong pipeline, the team is already scoping out projects to be performed in 2023 and continue to pursue projects funded by Corporate Social Responsibility mandates.
Clearford India in the News
On May 9, 2022, Sanjay Deshpande, Executive Director of Clearford India Pvt. Ltd., presented on the applicability of the Clearford One™ solution in urban areas to over 80 government engineers, officials, and consultants who attended an online training course titled Leadership Development for City Wide Inclusive Sanitation developed by ASCI in partnership with Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI). Delegates came from 13 States across India, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Burkina Faso.
Clearford India also participated in a virtual convention where the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service in Seoul, South Korea organized a Canada Pavilion and a virtual B2B matchmaking program as part of ENVEX 2022 (The 43rd International Exhibition on Environment Technology & Green Energy). The convention took place virtually at COEX in Seoul, South Korea on June 9-11, 2022.