The Public Works Authority (Ashghal), established in 2004 and responsible for the planning, design, procurement, construction of all infrastructure projects in Qatar, has selected a consortium for the planned public-private partnership (PPP) sewage treatment plant to service the Wakrah and Al-Wukair areas in Qatar, reports Energy & Utilities.
Ashghal has selected a consortium led by Metito and made up of Japan’s Mitsubishi and the local CCC. It was one of seven groups to prequalify to participate in the tender.
The seven groups which had been prequalified for the project were:
- Acciona (Spain)
- Majis International (Oman)
- Marubeni (Japan)/Veolia (France)
- Metito/ Mitsubishi (Japan) / UCC (local)
- Power China / Mirqab (local) / Redco (local) / Kangda Group (China)
- Suez (France) / Itochu (Japan)
- Sumitomo (Japan)
The bid deadline was delayed on several occasions due to the restrictions of the pandemic and final proposals from bidders were sent in September of 2021.
The Metito consortium will deliver the project under a build, operate and transfer (BOT) basis. The water purchase agreement (WPA) will be for a period of 25 years and will be backed by a sovereign guarantee.
The sewage treatment plant will have a treatment capacity of 150,000 cubic metres a day (cm/d).