Kuwait’s Kharafi National has won a KD1.5m ($5.4m) contract to upgrade and expand the wastewater network in Jahra, east of Kuwait.

The Public Works Ministry is the client.

The wastewater treatment plant serves the Jahra area. It is one of Kuwait’s oldest and was completed in 1982. The plant has a design capacity of 60,000 cubic metres a day (cm/d) of wastewater, but now runs at 100,000 cm/d.

The ministry plans to replace the Jahra plant with a new wastewater treatment plant at Kabad. This plant will have capacity of 345,000 cm/d.

The Jahra plant will be decommissioned and converted into a main pumping station and will be linked to the Kabad facility by a 38-kilometre pipeline.