“Capping and Closure of the existing TSDF for Hazardous Waste at GIDC Industrial Estate, Vapi (Gujarat)”
October 21 -27, 2012 in Vapi (Gujarat)
The first mission of the GIZ experts for the demonstrative work on capping and closure of the existing TSDF for Hazardous Waste at GIDC Industrial Estate, Vapi (Gujarat) took place from 21st until 27th of October 2012. Mr. Gerd Burkhardt, expert from ICP Ingenieurgesellschaft, Prof. Czurda und Partner mbH, Karlsruhe, Germany, is providing technical advisory support to the Vapi Waste and Effluent Management Company Ltd. (VWEMCL), under the Indo German Bilateral Development Cooperation on the capping and closure of the TSDF.
VWEMCL is a joint initiative of Government of India, Government of Gujarat and Industries of Vapi. The TSDF was constructed 12 years ago and has been in operation on 24 x 7 basis. It was formed as a Non Equity- Non Profit entity, based on co-operative principles with corporate culture of management.
The existing Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facility (TSDF) at Vapi Industrial Estate needs to be capped and closed as per guidelines issued by the Indian authorities (Central Pollution Control Board). VWEMCL is interested to implement the measures for closure of the TSDF and has accordingly appointed Indian consultants for the study of the existing structure of TSDF, to suggest remedial measures and designing of capping to the TSDF cell-1,2,3,4 including preparing of specification of each item, preparation of estimations, preparation of draft tender papers and to assist in selection of an agency for execution of project of capping work at TSDF site. The consultants and VWEMCL are closely interacting Mr Burkahrdt for advisory inputs.