India’s Wabag has been awarded a contract to expand a wastewater treatment plant by 200,000 cubic metres a day (cm/d).

The Indian firm will expand the Marafiq wastewater plant in Jubail, located in the eastern province of the kingdom. The plant will treat sewage from Jubail Industrial City.

Saudi Arabia is undertaking a number of major sewage treatment projects to meet growing demand from industrial and residential users. In September, MEED reported that a consortium led by the UAE’s Metito had submitted the lowest bid for the contract to develop the Dammam West independent sewage treatment plant (ISTP).

The Metito consortium, which also includes the local Mowah and Egypt’s Orascom Construction, submitted a bid of 126.8 Saudi halalas a cubic metre (halalas/cm), equivalent to $cents3.3/cm.

The second-lowest bid of 147.9 halalas/cm was submitted by a consortium led by France’s Suez.