UK’s Bluewater Bio secures $36.5mn contract for Bahrain reclaimed water production centre

Deal will see firm act as EPC contractor and technology supplier to more than double the plant’s capacity for water reuse

Bluewater Bio, a UK- based global specialist in technologies for cost-effective water and wastewater treatment, has said that it has secured a contract for the major upgradation of the Tubli Reclaimed Water Production Centre in Bahrain.

In a statement, the company said that the deal would see Bluewater Bio act as engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor and technology supplier to help more than double the plant’s capacity for water reuse.

The statement added that the UK Government’s Export Finance programme is funding the contract, which is worth $36.5 million. Headquartered in London, Bluewater Bio’s technologies have been deployed across more than 80 sites globally.

The Bluewater Bio solution, based on its proprietary Hybacs secondary treatment process, involves the conversion of 2 of the 10 aeration lanes and 4 of the 12 clarifiers into a Hybacs plant, by installing 42 Smart units upstream of the aeration lanes, said the statement from the UK company.

The company converted two of the plant’s 10 aeration lanes to its Hybacs hybrid activated sludge process in 2013, generating 100,000 cu m/d of treated sewage effluent (TSE) for reuse.

The plant has a tertiary treatment system comprising filtration and ozonation to prepare the TSE for reuse in irrigation.

The Tubli wastewater treatment plant is the largest such facility in Bahrain, serving 1.4 million people, it added.

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