Xylem wins US$7.3 million Bahrain wastewater upgrade deal

Switzerland-based water technology company Xylem has signed a US$7.3 million contract with Bahrain’s Ministry of Works to upgrade a wastewater treatment facility in the Bahrain capital Manama.

Under the contract, Xylem will design, install and commission an expansion and upgrade of the existing Wedeco ozone systems at the Tubli water pollution control centre. As a result of the upgrade, the Tubli plant will be the largest ozone wastewater treatment plant in the Middle East Xylem claims. 

The upgrade work will be completed within 16 months and is due to be ready for operation at the end of 2015.

The capacity of the new wastewater treatment facility will increase by 20% to 240,000 m³/d. The enhanced wastewater reuse capacity is necessary for irrigation in the area and will benefit the local agriculture and horticulture sectors in particular.  

“This is a meaningful win for Xylem in the Middle East and a great opportunity for us to demonstrate our expertise in solving local complex water challenges,” said president of Xylem Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa Andre Dhawan.