New Wastewater Treatment Facility Put into Operation
Zagreb, 22 October 2014 – The construction of the new wastewater treatment facility, which is a part of PLIVA's largest investment over the last several years amounting to more than USD 200 million, was completed at its site in Savski Marof.
All facilities have state-of-the-art equipment and Best Available Technologies in line with the IPPC Directive and best practice in the European Union. All of this will substantially contribute to cleaner production and to reducing environmental impact and emissions. The investments in environmental facilities amount to more than HRK 100 million.
On this occasion, on Wednesday, 22 October 2014, students from the Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology visited PLIVA’s site in Savski Marof. They made a tour of wastewater and process gas treatment facilities, one of the largest investments in Croatia over the last several years.
With this students’ visit, the cooperation in the field of science and research projects of mutual interest continued. The purpose of this cooperation is to connect and upgrade science and professional resources. PLIVA has thus confirmed its longstanding partnership with the scientific community because survival on the global economic and science markets requires systematic investments in research, development and the environment.
The students from the Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology were hosted by Zoran Bunčić, member of PLIVA’s Management Board and Executive Director of TAPI Croatia, and Ernest Meštrović, TAPI R&D Senior Director and professor at the Department of Chemistry, School of Science. After a short presentation, the guests and their hosts visited all three facilities.
“We are proud that these facilities employ the best available technologies which will ensure that our manufacturing processes comply with high environmental standards. This proves that investments in green production are not just an obligation and cost, but also a smart investment in sustainable development”, said Zoran Bunčić, Executive Director of TAPI Croatia.
“I am happy that use of the latest technologies opens new possibilities for an extended cooperation with the scientific community and that state-of-the-art equipment contributes to cleaner production and environmental protection”, said Ernest Meštrović, TAPI R&D Senior Director and professor at the Department of Chemistry, School of Science.
Monika Šabić, professor at the Department of Industrial Ecology, Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology, said that joint projects greatly helped students improve their knowledge and get an insight into the importance of industrial ecology. “I really look forward to cooperation between different schools and companies, which have recognised the importance of ecology in industrial production, and I hope that this cooperation will extend to some new research projects to the satisfaction of both students and PLIVA”.