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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:
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 was appointed as financial advisor and Norton Rose was appointed as legal advisor.
We have recently reported on several PPP projects in Kuwait: