Wabag secures $208m deals in GCC

December 2018

Indian multinational group A Tech Wabag (Wabag) has been awarded two major engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts worth a total of $208 million for work on sewage treatment plants in the Gulf region.

These include a SR500-million ($133 million) deal for the development of a sewage water treatment plant in Jubail, Saudi Arabia.

A pioneer in pure-play water technology sector, Wabag says the engineering, design and build contract was awarded by Marafiq, the power and water utility company for Jubail and Yanbu in the kingdom. The entire project will be implemented in two phases by Marafiq thus taking the plant’s capacity to 200 million litres per day (MLD).

The scope of work includes development of the first phase of the sewage plant which will take its total capacity to 120 MLD besides designing the project using activated sludge process for carbon and nitrogen removal to treat the sewage water in accordance with the irrigation water quality standards as per Royal Commission Environmental Regulations 2015.

Wabag CEO (Middle East and Africa) Deep Raj Saxena says: “Continuing our success in the Middle East region, this order is a major breakthrough for us in the kingdom, with a prestigious client. We are extremely delighted with this second large order win in immediate succession to our win in Qatar. These order wins, give us immense confidence on our long term growth plans in this region.”

The company had earlier been awarded a QR275-million ($75 million) EPC contract for the rehabilitation of Doha South Sewage Treatment Works project by Qatar’s public works authority Asghal.

The scope of work includes the rehabilitation of Doha South Sewage Treatment Works using lamella clarifier, disc filter and aerobic digester technology to treat the additional sewage generated by the football stadium, which is under construction for the Fifa World Cup 2022, says the company.

The project is scheduled to be delivered over a period of 24 months, while the existing plant remains operational.  

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