Amata Water’s vision is to develop a sustainable water management to serve the growth of Amata’s industrial estates providing water security whilst striving to be environmentally friendly and considered to society to achieve quality of life. It has set as a goal to achieve water sustainability by efficiently use water and energy in the process, and efficiently use wastewater according to circular economy principles.
In the year 2005, the EEC region experienced a major drought, prompting Amata to become aware of the necessity of proper water management. Amata was possibly the first Thailand company to recognize the advantages of recycled wastewater as an additional water source, in place of naturally-sourced water. Since, Amata has been continuously developing its water management programs in order to avoid future water shortages. The company has focused on achieving a balance between economic and social development and the environment. Amata’s water management principles are based on a circular economy system with an efficient use of natural resources, known as the 3 R's: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.
On a daily basis, Amata’s customers consumer about 54,000 m3. And Amata’s wastewater treatment plants currently collect and treat 35,700 cubic meters of wastewater daily, or equivalent to 13 million cubic meters per year. Current water reclamation facilities reclaim wastewater with a Reverse Osmosis Membrane (RO) filtration system, reducing the demand for water from fresh sources by 40 percent. The remaining wastewater is utilized for the irrigation of green spaces and for the cooling process at private power plants. The result is zero wastewater flowing into public canals or natural watersheds.
Amata Water Company has also established an Industrial Water Management Learning Center to educate interested agencies and institutions about proper water management system according to the 3Rs principles and the Circular Economy System.
Amata has also applied these water management systems to its industrial estates in Vietnam, and they will continue to do so with the expansion of sites in the future. Their goal is to save water and reduce water consumption from natural water sources, while helping to conserve the environment at the same time.
End of 2020, Amata Water completed a number of renewable energy projects across its two flagship industrial estates in Thailand – Amata City Chonburi and Amata City Rayong. The projects, which consist of solar energy generation, are both floating solar and ground mounted solar farms. These projects add an impressive 2,152 kWp of capacity to Amata’s green energy portfolio. These latest additions by Amata are part of a long line of green energy initiatives undertaken by the Industrial Estate developer since 2017. The floating solar projects have been deployed atop Amata’s water reservoirs located within its estates.
Amata is charging ahead with several more floating solar projects which are set to come online this year. When these projects begin operation, the entirety of Amata’s clean energy footprint will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2,747.09 Ton CO2e/Y.