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Bahrain will start receiving bids for a project to expand its Tubli wastewater treatment plant in March, a newspaper in the Gulf island reported on Sunday.
“Bahrain will begin receiving bids from companies to expand its largest and oldest wastewater treatment station in March…the project will be financed through aid from other Gulf countries,” the Arabic language daily ‘Al-Wasat’ said.
It said around 10 companies from the region and other countries would bid for the project after they were pre-qualified by the government in 2014.
In September 2014, Bahrain’s public works ministry asked companies from Kuwaiti to bid for the project separately or as part of consortiums with local or foreign firms since the project is financed by the Kuwaiti Fund for Arab Economic Development as part of a $10 billion aid programme pledged by Kuwait and other oil-rich Gulf countries for neighbouring non-Opec Bahrain in 2011.
‘Al Wasat’ said the expansion would nearly double the output capacity of Tubli wastewater treatment plant in east Bahrain to 400,000 cubic metres a day (cm/d).
Tubli had a production capacity of around 54,000 cm/d in 1982 before three successive expansion projects boosted it to about 200,000 dm/d in 2002.
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