Dubai to get new Dh1.5b sewage treatment plant

DUBAI — Dubai Municipality will build a new sewage treatment plant in Jebel Ali at a cost of Dh1.5 billion in cooperation with two private companies, Al Ahmadiah-Aktor LLC and Greek contractor Aktor SA.

By A Staff Reporter

Published: Mon 2 Apr 2007, 9:28 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 1:35 AM

According to officials, the decision follows the directives of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to provide the city with modern infrastructure and ensure the implementation of the Dubai Strategic Plan.

The private companies will help the municipality to construct the plant, specialising in waste water treatment, with a total capacity of 300,000 cubic metres per day.

The contract for the plant was signed during a ceremony attended by Shaikh Hashr bin Maktoum Al Maktoum, Director of the Dubai Information Department, Hussain Nasser Lootah, Acting Director General of the Dubai Municipality, and Dimitris Kallitsantsis, Managing Director, Aktor.

Lootah said the contract constitutes the first phase of the new Jebel Ali Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) Project which has a projected capacity of 1.1 million cubic metres per day. This capacity will be built up over a number of phases which will be programmed to suit the growth in wastewater flows. The new plant is to be built on a 675 hectare desert site located in the south-east of the Jebel Ali Free Zone.

“This contract follows a comprehensive, two-year review of wastewater treatment technology and process design undertaken by the global environmental consultant MWH on behalf of the Drainage & Irrigation Department,” said Lootah.

He noted that the main objective of the project is to provide Dubai with the best sustainable, environmental and economical wastewater and sludge treatment solution to supplement the existing treatment plant at Al Awir in meeting present and future treatment requirements.

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