WABAG Ltd., along with their JV partner, Belhasa Projects, have won an EPC order for the new Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) at Al Madina Al Shamaliya, a new town being developed in Bahrain.
The project is funded by the Abu Dhabi Fund for Economic Development (ADFD). WABAG will Design & Build the 40,000 m3/d Al Madina Al Shamaliya Sewage Treatment Plant for the Ministry of Housing, Bahrain.
Al Madina Al Shamaliya (AMAS) is located on reclaimed land off the north coast of the Kingdom of Bahrain. The site was originally 13 islands that have been reclaimed to produce an area of around 750 hectare (ha) which will be connected to the mainland with bridges and culverts. AMAS will function as an entirely autonomous town with social and private housing, schools, offices, shops, university, and recreation facilities for a population of over 90,000.
The STP plant will be equipped with tertiary treatment (final filtration) and sludge treatment using aerobic digestion and thermal drying. Thus the purified water can be reused and will cater for the entire irrigation water requirements for all 13 islands.
This is the first EPC order for WABAG in Bahrain. It is pertinent to note that WABAG is currently active in Bahrain through its subsidiary incorporated last year for doing the O&M business.
Commenting on the developments, Mr. Erik Gothlin, Managing Director – Middle East and Africa, WABAG, said “Securing this high value order gives me immense pleasure since the JV has won this order competing against some of the renowned international players in the water space. This also reiterates WABAG’s technical proficiency which is well accepted in the Middle East market.”