The Kuwait Authority for Partnership Projects (KAPP) has approved the award of the Umm Al-Hayman Wastewater Treatmemt project to WTE Wassertechnik GmbH Group, in consortium with International Financial Advisors, a Kuwaiti firm. This approval allows the consortium to sign the contract for the PPP project, which involves the construction, operation and management of wastewater treatment plant with capacity to treat 500,000m3 per day.
The consortium will sign a 28-year contract with KAPP and Kuwait's Public Works Ministry to establish a public joint-stock company to undertake the project. WTE and IFA's share of the company will be 50%.
The project aims to meet the urgent need to expand the capacity of wastewater treatment and replace the existing wastewater treatment plant located in the southern region of Kuwait. WTE and IFA will also develop a sewage transport and distribution network, to transport sewage water to the plant and distribute the treated wastewater, which will be used be used to irrigate surrounding green and agricultural areas and serve the growing local population.