Wabag bags AFD and BEI funded consortium order of €215 million

Wabag bags AFD and BEI funded consortium order of €215 million

The project will be executed over a period of 30 months

  • By ICN Bureau | November 02, 2023

VA Tech Wabag, a leading pure-play water technology Indian MNC, strengthens its market leadership in Tunisia by securing a consortium Design, Build, Operate (DBO) repeat order towards 345 MLD Bejaoua Drinking Water Treatment Plant, worth about 215 million Tunisian Dinars (approx. €63 Million), from Societe Nationale D'exploitation Et De Distribution Des Eaux (SONEDE).

The project funded by French Development Agency (AFD) and European Investment Bank (BEI) will be executed over a period of 30 months followed by Operation & Maintenance (O&M) of the plant for a period of 12 months.

Commenting on this order win, Guhan Kandasamy, Head of Marketing - Africa said, "We thank SONEDE for their continued confidence in WABAG with this repeat order, which was won amidst strong international competition, giving us immense pride and happiness. WABAG with this large water treatment project continues its contribution to water security in the African continent. This plant which is one of the largest drinking water treatment plants in WABAG's profile, when completed will be an important reference project for us and will further enhance water security to the capital of Tunisia."

The scope of Wabag under this order will be Engineering & Procurement and Operation & Maintenance, which is worth about half of the consortium order value, includes design, engineering and supply of electromechanical equipment including modern and compact lamella clarifiers, installation and commissioning of the plant followed by a 1 year O&M period.

The project is to be executed with Wabag as leader of the consortium and Entreprise Gloulou Mohamed et Salem (EGMS), the consortium partner who will be responsible for all Civil Works of the project.

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