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WABAG secures major international projects for wastewater treatment and desalination

  • WABAG secures major international projects for wastewater treatment and desalination

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VA TECH WABAG, a leading global water technology company, continues to expand its footprint with significant project wins across Tunisia, Nepal, and Oman. These projects, secured against strong international competition, underscore WABAG’s technical prowess and commitment to sustainable water solutions.

WABAG’s major order in Tunisia

WABAG has been awarded a substantial consortium order from the Office National De L’assainissement (ONAS) in Tunisia, valued at 114.22 million Tunisian Dinars (approximately 34 million Euros). This project involves the design, build, and operation (DBO) of a 36 MLD Wastewater Treatment Plant (WTP) at Sousse Hamdoun II. Funded by the French Development Agency (AFD), the European Investment Bank (BEI), and the European Union (EU), this project will be executed over 24 months, followed by a 12-month operation and maintenance phase.

WABAG’s role encompasses engineering and procurement (EP) as well as operation and maintenance (O&M), which accounts for about half of the consortium order value. The consortium, led by WABAG, includes Entreprise Gloulou Mohamed et Salem (EGMS) as the partner responsible for civil works. This order solidifies WABAG’s leadership in Tunisia and the North African region, building on a three-decade-long relationship with ONAS.

Expansion in Nepal with three new wastewater treatment plants

In Nepal, WABAG has secured an approximately USD 49 million order from Kathmandu Upatyaka Khanepani Limited (KUKL). Funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), this project involves the design, build, and operation (DBO) of three wastewater treatment plants in Sallaghari, Kodku, and Dhobighat. These plants will collectively treat 69 MLD of wastewater, helping to reduce the discharge of untreated wastewater into the Bagmati, Manohara, and Hanumante rivers, thereby improving the regional ecosystem.

The project, to be completed over 24 months followed by a five-year O&M phase, will also generate green fuel (biogas) through activated sludge treatment. This biogas will be used to power the WWTPs, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and optimizing operational costs.

WABAG’s successful track record with KUKL and a technically superior bid were instrumental in securing this project. Reflecting on this achievement, WABAG stated, “This repeat order is a testament to our unwavering commitment to excellence, sustainability, and the trust that our customer has placed in our technical and execution expertise.”

Long-term O&M contract in Oman

WABAG has also announced the securing of a long-term O&M contract for the Al Duqm Desalination Plant in Oman, reports Financial Express. Valued at around Rs 850 million, this five-year contract was awarded by Nama Water Services. WABAG initially constructed this 8 MLD Desalination Plant over a decade ago and managed its O&M until 2018. The renewed contract covers the O&M of the plant, including the sea water intake and outfall systems.

The desalinated water produced by this plant is crucial for domestic consumption in the Duqm and Haima areas of the Al Wusta Governorate.

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