Xylem Signs US$7.3M Contract to Upgrade Bahrain Wastewater Treatment Plant
Xylem Inc. is known around the world for its innovative solutions for the most challenging water issues. The manufacturer recently announced that it has signed a US$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). The upgrade is slated for completion within 16 months and will be ready for operation by the close of 2015. Once the upgrade is complete, the Tubli plant will be the largest ozone wastewater treatment plant in the Middle East.
The upgrade will enable the new wastewater treatment facility to increase capacity 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,” says 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.
Xylem is a leading global water technology provider, enabling customers to transport, treat, test and efficiently use water in public utility, residential and commercial building services, industrial and agricultural settings. The company does business in more than 150 countries through a number of market-leading product brands.