Suez Environnement lands US$ 200 million Middle Eastern deals duo

Suez Environnement has won a desalination contract in Abu Dhabi worth more than US$ 180 million and a separate water reuse deal in Oman taking the total value of the Middle East wins to more than US$ 200 million.

Suez Environnement subsidiary Degrémont is to design, construct and operate a desalination plant planned for the US$ 1.5 billion Mirfa Independent Water and Power Project (IWPP), sited 110km west of Abu Dhabi as part of a AED 677 million (US$184 million) deal.

The Mirfa IWPP desalination plant will supply drinking water at 240,000 m³/day and, together with the project’s 1,600 MW power plant, will help meet region’s growing demand for drinking water and electricity.

Degrémont will design and build a 140,000 m³/d. reverse osmosis sea water desalination plant in the Mirfa project under a contract totalling AED 544 million (US$ 147 million). It will be equipped with Degremont’s SeaDaf technology to pre-treat the algae- rich water from the Arabian Gulf. The deal includes a seven-year operation and maintenance contract for the reverse osmosis plant worth AED 133 million (US$ 36 million).

Degrémont was awarded the deal by Hyundai Engineering & Construction which leads the consortium holding the engineering, procurement and construction contract for the Mirfa project. Suez Environnement parent, GDF Suez holds a 25 year contract to manage the plant – awarded by Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (Adwea) which is implementing the project. Adwea will own 80% of the plant with GDF Suez holding the rest.

Separately, Suez Environnement has won a 50% share of a OMR 24 million (US$ 63 million) contract in Oman to design, build and operate a wastewater treatment plant.

Degrémont, in a consortium with Oman civil engineering company, Al-Ansari Trading Enterprise, was selected by the Oman water authority, Haya Water, to design and operate an 18,000 m³/day capacity wastewater treatment plant in Al-Amerat, a residential suburb of the capital city Muscat. The deal has a two-year term for the operation and maintenance of the plant.

The plant will use Degrémont’s Ultrafor membrane bioreactor technology. The treated water will be used for irrigation.


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