UAE-based Metito has won the contract to upgrade the first phase of an existing wastewater treatment plant at Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO).

The project, which is valued at AED30m ($8.2m), covers an upgrade of the plant’s capacity from 3,000 cubic metres per day to 10,000 cubic metres per day (cm/d). It is the first phase of a scheme to upgrade DSO’s waterwater treatment facilities, which is scheduled for completion by the end of 2010.

The overall scheme involves upgrading the existing plant in three phases, taking capacity up to a total of 32,000 cm/d.

The facility uses sequencing batch reactor technology, which consists of processing tanks that bubble oxygen through the water to break down bio-organisms making the water suitable for landscaping.

DSO is a wholly-owned entity of the government of Dubai and operates as a free zone technology park for semiconductor, microelectronic and other high technology-based companies.