Facts & Figures

 ClientWaterschap Scheldestromen
 LocationBreskens, The Netherlands
 Operation Start2019
 Project TypeGreenfield Brownfield Retrofit
 Process ConfigurationPre-treatment + Nereda
 Nereda Design Capacity:
  • Dry Weather Flow4 MLD
  • Peak Flow1,020 m3/h
  • PE28,167 PE (PE = 60 gBOD/d)


Breskens is a harbour town in the province of Zeeland, in the south-western Netherlands.


The existing WWTPs at Breskens and Groede in The Netherlands needed to be upgraded, to ensure they could continue to serve the needs of 31,300 people equivalent (PE) while meeting new stringent environmental discharge requirements.


The Dutch Water Authority Scheldestromen chose to upgrade the purification system at Breskens, using Nereda technology. Also, Scheldestromen decided to increase the amount of wastewater to be treated at Breskens and to construct two new sewage pumping stations. The upgraded facility replaces the existing Breskens WWTP as well as the existing plant at neighbouring Groede.


Nereda® WWTP Breskens


Implementing the Nereda technology and building new pumping stations at Breskens was far more cost effective than renovating and maintaining both of the two older plants. Construction of the new Nereda plant at Breskens began in Autumn 2017 and the site was commissioned in 2018. The daily average flow is 3,500 m³/day with a peak flow of 1,000 m³/h. Royal HaskoningDHV was responsible for the design, Nereda technology and start-up of the new facility.


Nereda® WWTP Breskens




The local benefits of the project

Nereda logo small Meets stringent quality standards
Nereda logo small Reduced capital and operational expenditure
Nereda logo small Cost-effective upgrade 
Nereda logo small Greatly increased treatment capacity 
Nereda logo small  Fewer chemical additives