THE BD138 million fourth expansion of the Tubli Used Water Recycling Plant is expected to boost its capacity by 200,000 cubic metres.
Works, Municipality Affairs and Urban Planning Minister Essam Khalaf signed an agreement for the implementation of the expansion project at the ministry’s office in Manama.
The contract was awarded to a consortium of WTE Wassertechnik, Azmeel Contracting and Construction Corporation and Tecton Engineering and Construction.
“This expansion is the fourth since the station was built in the early 1980s and it is one of the largest and oldest sewage facilities in the kingdom,” said Mr Khalaf.
“It aims to absorb the increasing wastewater flows to the plant as a result of urban development and population growth through increasing its capacity from 200,000 cubic metres to 400,000 cubic metres per day.”
Mr Khalaf said the increased production of treated water will be used in irrigation and agricultural beautification of the area and will positively affect sustainable development in Bahrain.
The expansion is being jointly funded by Kuwait and Saudi Arabia as part of the Gulf Development Programme and will be implemented over 36 months followed by two months for pilot operation.