Transaction advisor selected for Helwan wastewater plant

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Transaction advisor selected for Helwan wastewater plant

A team of MVV decon and Chemonics Egypt has been selected for the development of consulting services for a Public Private Partnership (PPP) of Helwan Wastewater Treatment Plant Project (HWTP).

The government of Egypt has identified a pipeline of water and wastewater projects to be implemented through PPP. In this regard, PPP Transaction Advisors for some major water and sanitation projects, including New Cairo, Abu Rawash, 6th October and Alexandria West wastewater treatment projects have been awarded and services on the procurement of PPP are in progress.

As part of this program, the CAPW/Ministry of Housing Utilities and Urban Development (MHUUD) with the assistance of the PPP Central Unit of Ministry of Finance (MoF) wishes to attract private sector participation for Helwan Wastewater Treatment Plant (HWTP) in Helwan Governorate, to increase the capacity of the existing plant by 500,000 m3/day in two stages (initially 250,000 m3/day) to reach capacity of 1,005,000 m3/day.

The initial phase of the project is estimated to cost about US$250 million. In July 2010, the Government requested African Development Bank's assistance to finance consultancy service for Transaction Advisory Services and capacity building on PPP for the Helwan Wastewater Treatment Plant Project.

The scope of services for the transaction advisory services are summarized in four parts:

  1. feasibility study,
  2. preparing of the tender documents for Helwan Wastewater Treatment Plant Project
  3. capacity building to enhance the CAPW/MHUUD staff on designing and implementing PPP in water and sanitation sector to prepare tender documents for HWTP as an example for tendering PPP projects of wastewater treatment plants in the future
  4. procurement, and support during negotiations of appropriate PPP

MVV decon and Chemonics Egypt won the tender process with a bid of €716.197.

Two other consortia bid for the services: IPA in association with Dar EI.Handasa & HC - Baker & Mckenzie and Fichtner in association with Freehills & El Dar.

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