Waste Water Treatment Facility at Kiel’s Ostseekai
The Port of Kiel has long been investing to ensure a cleaner Baltic Sea. Most recently, the Port has invested in a capacity increase to ensure marine protection and to meet future regulatory requirements. The system was Germany’s efficient ship waste-water reception facility when it went into operation in June 2017. The investment comprises the construction of quay-side pressure pipes leading into storage tanks equipped with technology for analysis and treatment. The connection to the municipal wastewater system has been established using pump stations and further pressure pipes. The facility was put into operation in the cruise season 2017 and has a capacity of up to 300m3 of wastewater per hour. This represents a tenfold increase in the wastewater reception capacity at Ostseekai and a significant boost for the protection of the Baltic Sea.