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NWC signs contracts to commence work on sewerage plants

Published:Thursday | October 8, 2015 | 10:59 AM

The National Water Commission (NWC) yesterday signed contracts for the start of expansion and rehabilitation works on the Elletson Flats and Boscobel Sewerage Plants.

Water minister Robert Pickersgill says the Design and Build Project for the plants is a part of the continuing effort to ensure that NWC wastewater treatment facilities are capable of handling the volume of domestic wastewater discharge produced by a rapidly growing population.

He has also thanked the Global Environment Fund, Inter-American Development Bank and National Commercial Bank for the necessary finances for the development of NWC’s wastewater treatment facilities.

The work on both treatment plants include the design, construction, supply, delivery, offloading, erection, site installation, testing and commissioning of the projects.

The contractor will be responsible for the demolition and disposal of structures no longer required and dissembling and decommissioning of the facilities that are to be retired using the guidelines stipulated by the National Environment and Planning Agency.

The contractor will also be responsible for restoration and landscaping of the area on which the existing facilities are located.

Vinci Construction Grands Projets has been awarded the contract for carrying out the upgrading works at a cost of US4.2 million.

The projects will be implemented over a 12 month design and construction period to be followed by a 24 month operation and maintenance period.