MegaProject 562: Five companies shortlisted for Umm Al Hayman wastewater PPP project
- Kharafi Group
- Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas (FCC)
- Fichtner Group - Consulting Engineers
- GS Engineering & Construction
- HSBC Bank
- Itochu Corporation
- Marubeni Corporation
- Mitsui & Co
- Norton Rose Fullbright
- Orascom Construction Industries (OCI)
- Samsung C&T Corporation
- Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC)
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The Kuwait Authority for Partnership Projects (KAPP) in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Works (MPW) has announced the shortlist for the Umm Al Hayman wastewater PPP project.
A total of six teams have been shortlisted to develop the wastewater project. The list of shortlisted consortia is the following:
- Besix, Orascom Construction Industries (OCI), Aqualia (FCC), and Privatization Holding Company (PHC).
- Kharafi and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation.
- Marubeni Group, Korea Water Resources Corporation (Kwater), and Ali Alghanim Sons.
- Mitsui & Co, GS Engineering and Construction, Ahmadiah Contracting & Trading, and Fouad Alghanim & Sons.
- Veolia, Samsung, Itochu, A.H AlSagar & Bros, and Degremont.
The project involves the development of a wastewater system with an initial capacity of 500,000 m 3 /day (with an option to expand the capacity by an additional 200,000 m 3 /day) and associated wastewater transmission and sewage effluent networks.
The facilities will be located on the site of the existing Umm Al Hayman wastewater treatment plant in Southern Kuwait, with transmission and distribution systems extending to the surrounding catchment areas.
MPW will enter into a PPP agreement for a period of 27.5-year that includes:
- build, operate and transfer (BOT) agreement, whereby the investor will be responsible for the design, financing, construction, rehabilitation, commissioning of the wastewater plant in 2.5 years, followed by a 25-year period of operations and maintenance. At the end of the PPP agreement term, the asset will be transferred to MPW; and
- a 5.5-year design, build and operate (DBO) agreement for the associated wastewater transmission and sewage effluent networks, whereby the Government of Kuwait will finance the capital costs of the assets and the investor will be required to build the networks followed by a 3-year period of operations and maintenance before they are handed back to MPW.
The total project investment is estimated at US$1.8 billion.
The project is part of the country's plan to raise its power-generation capacity to meet the expansion of residential developments across Kuwait as well as to boost manufacturing, and develop new industries such as tourism.
We have recently reported on several PPP projects in Kuwait:
- Labor City (south Al-Jahra city)
- Az-Zour North IWPP Phase II
- Kabd Municipal Solid Waste
- Kuwait Schools Development Program
- Al-Khairan IWPP