Malta tenders Euro 10 million desalination project

The Water Services Corporation of Malta has issued a tender for a reverse osmosis plant at Hondoq Bay on the Island of Gozo.

Qala village is at the eastern most point of Gozo Island, close to the main Maltese archipelago

Qala village is at the eastern most point of Gozo Island, close to the main Maltese archipelago

The €10 million contract is to design, build, test, and commission a 9,000 m3/d plant at Hondoq ir-Rummien beach, Qala village, on the site of an out-of-service desal facility from the 1960s.

The deadline for submissions is 18 September 2018.

The Qala Council of Gozo, a local government organisation, has requested a full Environmental Impact Assessment on the project, whose brine potentially threatens a local species of seagrass, Posidonia oceanica. As well, there are concerns locally about the impact of the construction process, and noise pollution from the plant.

The project forms part of a €100 million programme funded by the European Union to improve water quality across Malta.

Malta to redevelop defunct desalination facility on Gozo Island (September 2017)


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