Bahrain awards $7.3m wastewater works contract to Xylem

Tubli’s ozone wastewater treatment system will be the largest of its kind in the Middle East

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Global water technology company Xylem has been awarded a $7.3m contract with Bahrain’s Ministry of Works to upgrade a wastewater treatment facility in Manama.

Under the contract, Xylem will design, install and commission an expansion and upgrade of the existing Wedeco ozone systems at the Tubli Water Pollution Control Centre (TWPCC). As a result of the upgrade, the Tubli plant will be the largest ozone wastewater treatment plant in the Middle East. The upgrade work will be completed within 16 months and is due to be ready for operation at the end of 2015.

The capacity of the new wastewater treatment facility will increase from 200,000 to 240,000 m3/day. The enhanced wastewater reuse capacity is necessary for irrigation purposes in the area and will benefit the local agriculture and horticulture sectors in particular.

“Increased wastewater reuse capability has the potential to bring wide-ranging benefits to communities and businesses in the Middle East,” said Andre Dhawan, president of Xylem Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA). “This is a meaningful win for Xylem in the Middle East and a great opportunity for us to demonstrate our expertise in solving local complex water challenges.


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