Together for clean environment… “We will either find a way, or make one.”, Hannibal Barca
Delphin Projekt Ecotechnica celebrates its 15th anniversary
INFRABILD Magazine, Issue 7, 2015 /stroiteli.elmedia.net/
On 10.10.2015, DELPHIN PROJEKT ECOTECHNICA LTD celebrated its 15th anniversary. The solemn event was attended by the Ambassador of the Republic of Bulgaria in Belgrade, former ministers and deputy ministers, mayors of Bulgarian and foreign municipalities, numerous current and former partners and clients, associates and friends, all invited by the company’s founders.
Speeches were delivered by Prof. Dr.-Eng. Ivan Sekulov, PhD, Co-Founder and Co-Manager of DELPHIN PROJEKT ECOTECHNICA LTD, Dipl.-Eng. Krassimira Kuzmanova – Co-Manager, Dipl.-Eng. Stefan Kinarev – Chairman of the Chamber of Engineers in the Investment Design (CEID), Dipl.-Eng. Georgi Kordov – Chairman of CEID – Sofia city, Dipl.-Eng. Ivan Ivanov – Chairman of the Bulgarian Water Association (BWA). On behalf of the Dean of the Faculty of Hydraulic Engineering (FHE) to The University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy (UACEG) Assoc. Prof. Dr.-Eng. Irina Kostova, PhD, a speech was also held by Assoc. Prof. Dr.-Eng. Dimitar Alichkov, PhD – Head of Water Supply, Sewerage, Water and Wastewater Treatment Department.
For 15 years of hard work DELPHIN PROJEKT ECOTECHNICA LTD made a name on the Bulgarian market as a supplier of quality project services in the Water and Sewerage sector complying with the modern requirements and the good engineering practices. Regardless of the difficulties along the realization and execution of the projects DELPHIN PROJEKT ECOTECHNICA LTD made no quality compromises and always strived to reply to the expectations of its contractors, and even go beyond it. These principles and our hard work were the basis of the good results when planning key projects for the country such as the sludge stabilisation plant of the Wastewater Treatment Plant – Kubratovo, Sofia, the Water Cycle of the city of Shumen, the Water Cycle of Pleven – Dolna Mitropolia, the Wastewater Treatment Plant – Montana, the Wastewater Treatment Plant – Pomorie, the Wastewater Treatment Plant – Shumen, Drinking Water Treatment Plant (DWTP) – Luda Yana, Panagyurishte, and others.
The representatives of the scientific community in the area of water treatment gave prominence to the contribution of DELPHIN PROJEKT ECOTECHNICA LTD to the practical training of young Water and Sewerage and Water Treatment specialists through the regular admission of students for practice.
Thanks to the great experience gained over the years, the team of DELPHIN PROJEKT ECOTECHNICA LTD is able to meet all types of challenges and to find solutions to the most complicated issues in terms of water treatment, which makes the company a preferred partner for many public and private contractors in Bulgaria and abroad.
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„Every person faces on its way people and events which determine his/her further development. My first meeting with Prof. Sekulov marked eventually the appearance of Delphin Projekt – Ecotechnica. Our acquaintance began in 1996, when, entering the conference hall of the University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy I poured coffee on a stranger by negligence…” With these words Dipl.-Eng. Krasimira Kuzmanova greeted her business partner Prof. Dr.-Eng. Ivan Sekulov and opened the official ceremony on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the foundation of Delphin
Project Ecotechnica Ltd., which they both manage.
The event which was held on October 10th at the Central Military Club in Sofia continued with the address of Dipl.-Eng. Ivan Ivanov, President of the Bulgarian Water Association (BWA). He described the company with the words: respect, style and innovation. „The attendance of all these people here proves that you enjoy a great respect. And the arrangement in this solemn evening is a demonstration of your unique style. But it appears mostly in your everyday work when you master every detail. It is an indisputable fact that thanks to companies like yours Bulgaria adopts valuable foreign experience, which is necessary and important for us. All this assigns to you a leading position”, said the President of BWA.
The evening continued with film projection covering the history and activity of the company from its establishment till now.
Among the official guests of the event were also Svetlana Zhekova, deputy chief director of the chief directorate Operational Programme Environment at the Ministry of Environment and Water (MEW), Nikolay Kuyumdzhiev, former
vice minister of MEW in the period 2002- 2005, Malina Krumova, director of the directorate „Systems for management
of funds from EU” at the Council of Ministers, Dimitar Kochkov, member of the Energy and Water Regulatory Commission, and others.
Delphin Projekt – Ecotechnica Ltd. is an independent Bulgarian-German engineering and consulting company, which operates in the field of treatment of drinking water, municipal and industrial wastewater since 2000. Engineers-technologists in water treatment, chemical engineers and structural engineers work with the company. The company has recruited all necessary experts for design in all parts of the projects – technological, mechanical, architectural, structural, electrical, control measuring instruments and automation, WSS, heating and ventilation, etc. the activity range of the company covers three fields: engineering, services, research and development.
RIVERS CRY, 21 October 1993
If we were to invite here our rivers and give them the word to speak up, we would hear terrifying truths for the planet, for our native country, for our time, as well as for the past and future, for us ourselves.
Rivers were the cradles of civilizations. By the rivers are sung the most beautiful songs and are told the wisest legends through times. By the ancient river valleys are created the first writings and the memory of humanity is kept. From the waters should burst the enlightenment for salvation of the planet.
In our childish essays we always noted the same repetitive naïve phrase: “The river winds up like a snake”. If I compare it to that miracle that still shimmers and gurgles in my memory, today, the river looks like a snake shirt, thrown away in the dry runway.
Of course, people tend to magnify their childish impressions. Erich Kästner once said: “Oh, what a grass used to grow once upon a time, up to my shoulders! And now it barely rises up my knees!” Indeed, he has grown up the little one. However, as much as I keep the proportions there are no longer those high waters. I can still hear underneath the surface of my memory the splash of the river, which flooded my childhood with fascination. Seasons swelled with its waters: troubled and turbulent in spring, causing natural floods; fresh green in summer when we bathed in it and had the feeling to become one with the liquid eternity of the river; lush golden in autumn, and in winter an unbelievable white fairy tale: the river froze and jingle bells of sheds glided along. As for the most memorable event in my childhood, it goes beyond the shores of reality and remains forever in my consciousness as a fantasy.
Early in the morning my parents took me by hand towards the river. The steep streets were frenzy lively. Crowds of people flocked with happy voices. At the shore an incredible picture was revealed before my eyes. Ice cubes packed as transparent rocks one over another. The air was refreshing, piercing the bones with invigorating bitter. Frosty clouds burst off whistling and bouncing off as gales. Space rumbled in thunder. The icy cairn amassed, threatening to kidnap the houses, the people, and the whole town. The ice cracked as the river fiercely tossed it, winded it in tinkling whirlpools, carried it away its shores – to clean the way for spring waters. It was а scary wild cheer. I was observing the most glorious celebration on earth. I was filled with the chilly thrills of the mystery of spring.
And the first sentence stuck in my memory since then is Panta Rhei…
Indeed, through the second half of the 20th century, it all happened too fast and too unpredictable even for life itself. The world changed beyond recognition as if we were on another planet. There are no more brown, silver, or gold watercolors as in the fairytale about the golden girl. Nowadays, it is all muddy. There are no more sweeping waterfalls bearing poetic names such as The Blue Pool, The White Pool, and The Deep Pool. There are no more barbels to outrun the waves. Instead of fish – whopping ragtag…
If it all goes on like this, we, the languishing rivers promise you a future when the main epigram of life shall turn upside down, instead of Panta Rhei – Panta Stay. And Heraclitus’s concept that no man ever steps in the same river twice shall sound exactly vice versa: A man will step numerous times in the same slack water.
And the human species himself will mutate to another type: Homo electronicus. The child, instead of dwelling in the fairy world of a river, will drown in the dry channels of the television downpour…
Forgive me for those are not my apocalyptical visions – these are vague reflections in our drooping rivers. Don’t you hear it in your dreams at night, this drawling, distressing cry? Isn’t it freaking you out; not the thunder of a crushing ice, not the rumble of a swelling river, as it used to be, but a desperate water echo? The rivers are crying. Do we hear them or our ears are muted by the clamor of the mundane?…
…The current dear meeting of people concerned about waters proves that not everything is lost or ragged… To me it sounds wild. The river where we used to bathe in but now we bathe; but still cannot wash out all the dirt we have poured in. The river in which women washed and polished their sheets but now we have to wash and polish the river sheets; it is unlikely to be able to do this soon the same way its marvelously smart and lucid waves did it for fun.
Let’s remember the folklore saying: „Even the smallest stream aspires to be a sea“. And here we are, small groups of enthusiast protectors of the waters until we reach the sea of the whole humanity, to that we aspire…
“What makes the desert beautiful,” said the little prince, “is that somewhere it hides a well…”
“The well that we had come to was not like the other wells…
And the pulley moaned, like an old weathervane which the wind has long since forgotten.
I hoisted the bucket slowly to the edge of the well and set it there. The song of the pulley was still in my ears, and I could see the sunlight shimmer in the still trembling water.
— I am thirsty for this water — he said, — give me some of it to drink…
And I understood what he had been looking for. I raised the bucket to his lips. He drank, his eyes closed. It was as sweet as some special festival treat.
This water was indeed a different thing from ordinary nourishment. Its sweetness was born of the walk under the stars, the song of the pulley, the effort of my arms. It was good for the heart, like a present.
The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“Water, thou hast no taste, no color, no odor; canst not be defined, art relished while ever mysterious. Not necessary to life, but rather life itself, thou fillest us with a gratification that exceeds the delight of the senses. By thy might, there return into us treasures that we had abandoned. By thy grace, there are released in us all the dried-up runnels of our heart.
Of the riches that exist in the world, thou art the rarest and also the most delicate – thou so pure within the bowels of the earth! A man may die of thirst lying beside a magnesian spring. He may die within reach of a salt lake. He may die though he hold in his hand a jug of dew, if it be inhabited by evil salts. For thou, water, art a proud divinity, allowing no alteration, no foreignness in thy being.
And the joy that thou spreadest is an infinitely simple joy.”
Wind, Sand and Stars, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry