Biwater desalination award in British Virgin Islands

Biwater (BVI) Limited was awarded a BOOT contract on 19 February 2010 by the Government of the British Virgin Islands for a seawater desalination plant.

The plant, which will produce 2.3 MIGD (11,360 m³/d), has a construction value of US$ 43 million and a subsequent 16-year operation and maintenance period.

In addition, the contract provides for the design and construction of two sewage treatment plants, pumping stations, extensive pipelines and reservoirs. It also includes the provision and installation of a water distribution leakage reduction programme complete with a tariff billing system.