India's VA Tech Wabag to operate and maintain Bahrain's Madinat Salman sewage treatment plant

O&M contract worth $12 million awarded for 5-year period

Aerial view of Al Madina Al Shamaliya (AMAS) Sewage Treatment Plant in Bahrain

Aerial view of Al Madina Al Shamaliya (AMAS) Sewage Treatment Plant in Bahrain

VA Tech Wabag handout via Zawya Projects

Indian water treatment company VA Tech Wabag announced on Tuesday that it has secured a 4.5 million Bahraini Dinar ($12 million) 5-year operation & maintenance (O&M) contract in Al Madina Al Shamaliya (AMAS) sewage treatment plant from the Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning.

The company said in a press statement that the scope includes operation, maintenance and management of the Madinat Salman Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) and long sea outfall for a period of 5 years.

The 34.74 million Bahraini Dinars ($92.4 million) Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract for the 40 million litres per day (MLD) STP and long sea outfall was awarded to Wabag by Bahrain's Ministry of Housing in October 2015. The project, funded by Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, was completed in October 2018.

Wabag has been operating and maintaining the plant since 1 November 2018 for the Ministry of Works, the statement added.

As per the company's third quarter presentation for the financial year ending March 2020, its Middle Eastern order book included a 7.1 million Indian rupees ($94 million) contract for the expansion of SWTP 9 in Jubail, Saudi Arabia; a 50 MLD desalination plant in Zarat, Tunisia valued at 5.1 million rupees ($67.4 million) and an STP deal in South Doha, Qatar, valued at 4,2 million rupees ($55.8 million).

(1 USD = 76.03 INR)

(Writing by Sowmya Sundar; Editing by Anoop Menon)


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