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Four bidders to compete for construction and operation of Puerto Maldonado WWTP

  • Four bidders to compete for construction and operation of Puerto Maldonado WWTP
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Proinversion, Peru’s Private Investment Promotion Agency, has announced that four bidders from Latin America and Europe have been pre-qualified to compete in the international tender for the construction and operation of the Puerto Maldonado Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP).

Three companies and one consortium with global operations obtained the status of pre-qualified (bidders) after demonstrating compliance with technical experience in construction, operation of wastewater treatment plants; as well as financial solvency as required in the bidding conditions.

The prequalified bidders are:

  • Tecnología Intercontinental, S.A.P.I. de C.V.
  • Fypasa Construcciones, S.A. de C.V.
  • FCC Aqualia, S.A.
  • COPASA-ALMAR consortium

The Puerto Maldonado Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) will help reduce the persistence of acute diarrhoeal diseases (ADDs) and parasitosis in the city of Puerto Maldonado generated by the low coverage of the sanitary sewerage service and the contamination of the Tambopata and Madre de Dios rivers. The aim of the project is to improve the quality of life of the population and the environment.

The project

The winning bidder of the Puerto Maldonado WWTP project will be responsible for the design, financing, construction, rehabilitation, expansion, operation and maintenance of the treatment and final disposal of municipal wastewater in the city of Puerto Maldonado.

Under the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) scheme, the approach goes beyond construction, as it will ensure the sustainability of the service during the contract period, thus allowing adequate operation and maintenance of the primary collection and wastewater treatment system, with high-quality standards, avoiding contamination of the Tambopata and Madre de Dios rivers.

The estimated investment in works amounts to S/ 231 million (nearly US $63 million), and the concession term is 22 years and 6 months (a maximum term for the design and construction of the works is estimated at 3 years and a term for operation and maintenance of 19 and a half years). The co-financing granted by the Peruvian State, through the Ministry of Housing, Construction and Sanitation (MVCS) recognises 100% of the payment of the investments.

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