Kenya's Mombasa County poised to issue RFP for desalination project
Mombasa County, Kenya, is to issue a request for proposals for new desalination capacity to five shortlisted companies in May 2017.
The county is tendering two desalination projects on a build, operate, transfer (BOT) basis. They are a plant of 130,000 m3/d in the north, and one of 30,000 m3/d in the south.
The plans were outlined by minister for water and natural resources, Fatma Awale, at the Global Water Summit, on 24 April 2017.
A total of nine companies have expressed an interest in working on the project.
The World Bank is supporting improvements to water and sanitation services in Mombasa County through its $200 million Kenya Coastal Water Security and Climate Resilience Program.
The desalination project will be financed through a public-private partnership (PPP), and Mombasa County has committed to help secure land for it.