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Construction of $206m Bahrain Wastewater project proceeding at pace

Once complete, the plant will have an average daily flow capacity of 400,000cu/m per day

Work is proceeding at pace on the $206m Tubli Wastewater Plant Expansion project, Bahraini authorities have announced. The project is being developed by a consortium comprising WTE Wassertechnik, Azmeel Contracting and Construction Corporation and Tecton Engineering and Construction.

A consortium of KEO International Consultants and p2m berlin are acting as the project and construction management consultants.

According to a statement, the construction of the plant is being jointly funded by Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, as part of the Gulf Development Programme. Once complete, the plant will have an average daily flow capacity of 400,000cu/m per day, up from the present 200,000cu/m per day capacity.

The scope of work includes the setting up of a collection room for wastewater streams 21m underground and a pump 25.1m underground that will receive wastewater flows from the collection room. As per the terms of the deal, the operation and maintenance of the old and new plant will be funded by the Government of Bahrain for 10 years.

This is among the Works Ministry’s major strategic sanitation projects aimed at enhancing the performance of the Tubli Wastewater Plant and increasing the production of treated water used in irrigation and agricultural beautification, explained Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning Minister, Esam bin Abdulla Khalaf.

He noted that another project was being implemented in parallel with the Tubli Wastewater Plant Expansion. Funded by the Saudi Fund for Development, the project includes the construction of several buildings for laboratories, a workshop, the plant’s administration and the Sanitation Affairs Directorate, Khalaf concluded.

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