The Kuwait Authority for Partnership Projects (KAPP) said on Monday that it has received final proposals from two prequalified teams for the Umm Al Hayman Wastewater PPP project.
According to local sources, the two consortia includes the following firms: WTE Wassertechnik GmbH Group, International Financial Advisors K.S.C.0, Kharafi National KSC and Alfanar Company.
In October 2015 we informed that a total of five teams were shortlisted to develop the wastewater project:
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:
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.
Fichtner Consulting Engineers was appointed as transaction advisor, HSBC financial advisor and Norton Rose legal advisor.