N.A. Water Systems and OTV awarded design-build contract

The desalination plant will treat seawater from beach wells to provide high quality drinking water to the island. The project will be performed on a 22 month schedule. The contract was issued to N.A Water Systems and OTV by Water en Energiebedrijf Aruba N.V. (W.E.B. Aruba), the island’s electric and water utility.

The contract includes performance guarantees for water production and quality, minimal downtime, as well as electrical and chemical consumption. In addition to the design-build work, the contract includes an option for one year of on-site operations assistance and two years of off-site technical assistance.

Paul Choules, vice president of Desalination at VWS’ N.A. Water Systems, said “Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies is pleased to be working with Aruba on this project. We have a long history with the island, dating back to 1932 when we installed the first desalination plants there. This new desalination plant will provide the community with more efficient treatment process and enable Aruba to phase out the older technology.”