VA TECH WABAG (‘WABAG’), a leading pure-play water technology Indian Multinational Group, strengthens its market leadership in Tunisia by securing a consortium Design, Build, Operate (‘DBO’) repeat order towards 345 MLD Béjaoua Drinking Water Treatment Plant, worth about 215 million Tunisian Dinars (approx. EUR 63 Million), from Societe Nationale D’exploitation Et De Distribution Des Eaux (SONEDE).
WABAG’s excellent track-record with SONEDE for more than 2 decades combined with a technically superior and competitive bid ensured this repeat order win, consolidating WABAG’s market position in the North African region. The project funded by French Development Agency (AFD) and European Investment Bank (BEI) will be executed over a period of thirty (30) months followed by Operation & Maintenance of the plant for a period of twelve (12) months.
The scope of WABAG under this order will be Engineering & Procurement (‘EP’) and Operation & Maintenance (‘O&M’), 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 One 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.
Commenting on this order win, Mr. 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.”