Minister Khalaf during an inspection tour of the project.

Bahraini authorities said work is in full swing on the fourth phase of the BD78-million ($206 million) Tubli Wastewater Plant Expansion project.

It is being implemented by a consortium of WTE Wassertechnik, Azmeel Contracting and Construction Corporation and Tecton Engineering and Construction. Once completed, the plant will have an average daily flow capacity of 400,000 cu m per day, up from the present 200,000 cu m per day.

The construction of the plant is being jointly funded by Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, as part of the Gulf Development Programme.

This is among the Works Ministry’s major strategic sanitation projects aimed at enhancing the performance of the Tubli Wastewater Plant and increasing the production of treated water used in irrigation and agricultural beautification, remarked Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning Minister, Esam bin Abdulla Khalaf, during an inspection tour of the project.

The scope of work includes the setting up of a collection room for wastewater streams 21 m underground and a pump 25.1 m underground that will receive wastewater flows from the collection room.

As per the deal, the operation and maintenance of the old and new plant swill be funded by the Government of Bahrain for 10 years.

A consortium of KEO International Consultants and p2m berlin are acting as the project and construction management consultants.