MANAMA– Xylem Inc. ,a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, announced today that it has signed a $7.3 million contract with Bahrain’s Ministry of Works to upgrade a wastewater treatment facility in Manama, the capital city of Bahrain.
Under the contract, Xylem will design, install and commission an expansion and upgrade of the existing Wedeco ozone systems at the Tubli Water Pollution Control Centre (TWPCC). As a result of the upgrade, the Tubli plant will be the largest ozone wastewater treatment plant in the Middle East. The upgrade work will be completed within 16 months and is due to be ready for operation at the end of 2015.
The capacity of the new wastewater treatment facility will increase from 200,000 to 240,000 cubic meters per day. The enhanced wastewater reuse capacity is necessary for irrigation purposes in the area and will benefit the local agriculture and horticulture sectors in particular.
“Increased wastewater reuse capability has the potential to bring wide-ranging benefits to communities and businesses in the Middle East,” said Andre Dhawan, president of Xylem Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA). “This is a meaningful win for Xylem in the Middle East and a great opportunity for us to demonstrate our expertise in solving local complex water challenges.”
The Ministry of Works is the construction arm of the government of the Kingdom of Bahrain and provides infrastructure in accordance with the legal frameworks set out in the National Strategic Master Plan for Bahrain, outlook 2030.