Beirut calls for wastewater bids

11 April 2003
The Council for Development & Reconstruction (CDR) has called for bids to design, build, finance and operate a major new wastewater treatment plant at Bourj Hammoud in north Beirut. Interested companies have been given until 14 October 2003 to bid for the contract. A pre-tender meeting will be held by the CDR on 13 May.

The $75 million-100 million plant will have an average flow rate capacity of 446,000 cubic metres a day. It will serve all of north Beirut (see Tenders).

The turnkey contract includes staff training and plant operations & maintenance for three-five years. It also includes the construction of a sludge incineration plant and the rehabilitation of an existing sea outfall. The two-stage scheme will be 100 per cent financed by the contractor. Jacobs Gibb, the UK arm of US consultant Jacobs Engineering Group,drew up the project specifications.

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