The local Mushrif Trading & Contracting has been awarded two contracts for operation and maintenance (O&M) in Kuwait’s wastewater sector.

The two O&M deals, worth a combined total of $13.8m, will involve providing services for the main pumping station at Jahra and the Kubd wastewater treatment plant.

For the Jahra pumping station contract, Mushrif will provide O&M series for all of the services belong to the Jahra scheme, including all secondary lifting pumping stations, odour control systems, chemical injection systems, fresh water supply and drainage and ventilation systems.

The work will also involve the operation and maintenance of underground pipelines from the Jahra pumping station to the Kubd wastewater treatment plant.

For the Kubd contract, Mushrif will provide O&M series for the wastewater plant’s mechanical and electrical equipment, pipes, instruments, diesel generators, control systems, civil systems and other associated infrastructure and services. Mushrif will also provide O&M services for new equipment which will increase the inflow capacity of the plant to 180,000 cubic metres a day (cm/d).

The contracts are part of Kuwait’s efforts to upgrade and expand its sewage infrastructure to cope with the demand from the country’s rapidly growing population.

Kuwait’s Ministry of Public Works recently invited companies to submit bids by 9 December for the contract to manage, operate and maintain the Mishrif pumping station and utilities.

The work involves management, repairs and upgrading of the sewage pumping station, which has a capacity of 340,000 cubic metres a day, and associated interceptor and main sewage pipes for the period of five years.