Bahrain’s Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs & Urban Planning has received bids from firms for the consultancy services contract for two proposed wastewater treatment plants.

The ministry received the proposals from seven consultants on 23 February for the deal to provide consultancy services for designing wastewater plants in Southern City and East Sitra.

The firms that submitted prices are:

  • MWH Khonji (US/local)
  • Hyder Consulting (UK)
  • KEO International Consultants (Kuwait)
  • Mott MacDonald (UK)
  • P2m Middle East (Germany/local)
  • Saudi Consulting Services Company (Saudi Arabia)
  • Al-Zayani Engineering (local)

The project is part of Bahrain’s efforts to expand and upgrade its wastewater networks, which are currently operating above capacity.

MEED recently reported that the works ministry had received further technical clarifications from bidders for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the planned Tubli sewage treatment plant (STP) expansion.

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