Bahrain’s Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs & Urban Planning has awarded an estimated $364m contract to a group of contractors for the expansion of the Tubli wastewater plant.

The consortium appointed for the work includes Saudi Arabia’s Azmeel, UAE-based Tecton and Germany’s WTE Water Technology. MEED reported in October last year that the consortium had submitted the lowest bid during a competitive tender process.

The expansion will double the capacity of the Tubli plant from 200,000 cubic metres a day (cm/d) to 400,000 cm/d. Tubli is currently processing more than 300,000 cm/d of wastewater, leading to raw sewage discharges into the sea.

The scheme is being funded by the governments of Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, so prequalification for the scheme was restricted to:

  • Kuwaiti contractors
  • Kuwaiti / Bahraini joint ventures
  • Kuwaiti / foreign joint ventures or consortiums
  • Saudi contractors
  • Saudi / Bahraini joint ventures
  • Saudi / foreign joint ventures or consortiums
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