• Client has invited companies to express interest in supervisory role for construction of water treatment plant
  • Plant will have capacity of 250,000 cubic metres a day
  • Greater Beirut water supply project planned to improve water supply for more than 2 million people

Lebanon’s Beirut & Mount Lebanon Water Establishment (BMLWE) has invited companies to express interest in the contract to provide supervisory services for the construction of the Wardanieh water treatment plant (WTP) project.

The plant will be built under a design, build and operate (DBO) contract, and will have a capacity of 250,000 cubic metres a day (cm/d). It will be located at Wardanieh, about 35 kilometres south of the capital, Beirut. The contract duration period is 36 months. Companies have until 26 May to submit expressions of interest (EoIs).

In January, the client invited firms to submit prequalification entries for the main DBO contract.

The project is part of the Greater Beirut water supply project, for which the Lebanese government has received a loan from the International Bank for Reconstruction & Development (IBRD) to go towards the cost of the scheme.

The estimated $200m Greater Beirut water supply project is designed to strengthen the capacity of the BMLWE, the utility provider responsible for the operation and efficiency of urban water supply in the area. The scheme is planned to improve water supply for more than 2 million people in Southern Beirut.

Lebanon’s government has been planning ways to improve water supply in Greater Beirut since the early 1960s. The project will involve increasing the supply of drinkable water and improving the pipes running into buildings in Beirut. The proposed water supply scheme will involve constructing two water tunnels, three big storage reservoirs, 16 supply reservoirs, a water treatment plant and new smaller pipelines, pumping stations, and household meters.

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