Peab rebuilds the treatment plant in Västervik

Peab has been commissioned to rebuild and extend the Lucerna wastewater treatment plant in Västervik. The customer is Västervik Miljö och Energi AB and the contract is worth SEK 248 million.

The Lucerna treatment plant in Västervik, which treats wastewater for the city of Västervik, will undergo an extensive renovation and extension. The plant was built in 1972 and needs to be upgraded to meet stricter laws and environmental requirements and be prepared to handle greater amounts of wastewater. The capacity expansion will result in a state-of-the-art facility that will also contribute to improving the situation in the Baltic Sea through the latest purification technology.

The treatment plant will be equipped with a new intake building and filter building. Pools will have flexible zones with smart digital steering and these modern facilities will contribute to a sustainable working environment.

The entire project is characterized by sustainability thinking. Existing buildings will be preserved as far as possible, and made more efficient to reduce energy consumption. The plant will have an energy self-sufficiency rate of 70 percent with solar panels and electricity and heat generated by a gas engine.. In addition, rainwater will be treated before it reaches the sea, which means a cleaner Baltic Sea.

"Naturally as community builders we are very happy and proud to participate in and contribute to a safe and reliable water environment in Västervik. We look forward to carrying out this project, together with Västervik Miljö och Energi AB, that promotes sustainability and takes responsibility for the aquatic ecosystem in the Baltic Sea," says Anders Bergeling, Region Manager Peab.

"This investment will have a positive impact on both our health and our society by reducing pollution and developing a cleaner water environment," says Ruben Öberg, Development Manager Västervik Miljö och Energi AB.

Peab's commission is a shared contract and will start in May 2024. Completion is scheduled for March 2028.

The project will be order registered in the second quarter 2024.

Illustration: Sweco

For further information, please contact:

Juha Hartomaa, Head of Investor Relations Peab, 072 533 31 45

Lucerna reningsverk

Anders Bergeling, regionchef Peab



Our website contains cookies. A cookie is a small piece of data (text file) that a website - when visited by a user - asks your browser to store on your device to remember information about you, such as your language setting or login information.

These cookies are set by us and are called first-party cookies. We also use third-party cookies - which are cookies from a domain other than the domain of the website you are visiting - for our advertising and marketing efforts. More specifically, we use cookies and other tracking techniques for the following purposes:

  • Absolutely necessary cookies
  • Performance cookies
  • Functional cookies

According to the Electronic Communications Act, everyone who visits a website with cookies must be informed that the website contains cookies, and what cookies are used for.
The visitor must also consent to the use of cookies.

See which cookies are used and change cookie settings.