Project expandable to 200,000 cubic meters
KUWAIT CITY, Jan 13: The Ministry of Public Works will sign the partnership contract for the Umm Al-Hayman sewage plant project with the executing company on Jan 23, reports Al-Rai daily quoting reliable sources. “After signing the contract, the investor will start implementing the construction phase expected to take between 3 and a half years,” the sources said, noting that the project will serve the areas of the South Sixth Ring Road, the new Sabah Al-Ahmad area, the Raqqa area, Mubarak Al-Kabeer, and Umm Al-Hayman (Ali Sabah Al-Salem).
The sources explained that the project will consist of a new wastewater treatment plant, within the boundaries of the current Umm Al- Hayman purification plant, to treat wastewater with an initial capacity of 500,000 cubic meters, which is the average daily flow of the plant, in addition to establishing sewage and treated water lines from the Al-Eqaila pumping station to the new station, emergency line, and a major electrical transfer station The sources added, the planned plant will be expandable in the future to 200,000 cubic meters per day, with a final capacity to 700,000 cubic meters per day.
The sources stated that the project includes two parts, one of which will be proposed according to the BoT system, and the second in accordance with the design, construction and operation system (DBO), which are the partnership systems proposed to implement the project according and therefore the investor will have to operate and maintain the plant for a period of 25 years from the date of completion.