Bluewater Bio wins £33mn contract in Bahrain

Bluewater Bio’s has secured a £33 million contract to upgrade the North Sitra wastewater treatment works in Bahrain.

Bluewater Bio’s HYBACS upgrade at Tubli WPCC, completed in 2021.
Bluewater Bio’s HYBACS upgrade at Tubli WPCC, completed in 2021.

Bluewater Bio will be responsible for all aspects of engineering, acting as EPC contractor and technology supplier, through the provision of its advanced treatment technologies, HYBACS and FilterClear. As the result of population and industrial expansion, additional and enhanced treatment capacity is required to continue to produce treated water suitable for reuse.

The contract duration will be 24 months and, once completed, the works will have a new capacity of 30 MLD, doubling the current volume.

The project marks the company’s fifth significant contract with the Ministry of Works.

Richard Haddon, executive chairman & CEO of Bluewater Bio, said: “We have been working to support Bahrain in achieving their ambitious National Water Strategy 2030. We have excellent references in the Kingdom that is enabling further growth across the GCC.”

It is common practice across the Middle East to reuse wastewater, after filtration and chlorination, for applications such as irrigation and industrial non-potable uses.

“I am delighted that our growth strategy is working in the key geographies identified when we started this journey together,” added Haddon. “Working closely with our clients and producing excellent results, both on time and to budget, is building trust and certainty into these relationships.”

The contract was formally signed in Westminster, London, UK at the Department for Business and Trade (DBT) headquarters. In attendance were senior representatives from both the UK and Bahraini Governments.