Veolia to deliver 53 packaged wastewater treatment units to Kuwait

Veolia Water Technologies Gulf is to provide 53 AnoxKaldnes Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor (MBBR) packaged sewage treatment plants for installation throughout Kuwait.

The contract, secured from Mohammed Abdulmohsin Al-Kharafi & Sons (Al-Kharafi), covers the supply, supervision, installation and commissioning of the packaged plants.

The Veolia technology will enable 40 000 m3 of water to be reused each day in water-scarce Kuwait. Following treatment, the effluents will be reused for irrigation, saving freshwater that would otherwise have been desalinated at high cost, particularly in terms of energy.

Twenty three AnoxKaldnes MBBR package plants with a total treatment capacity of 17 000 m3/day will be added to existing sewage treatment installations in Sabah Al Ahmad City, a planned community located 80 km south of Kuwait City in Khiran Kuwait. In West Abdullah City, new sewage treatment installations will be built and will include 27 of Veolia’s package plants totalling 23 000 m3/day. Three other units will also be installed as provisional items at other locations.

Veolia Water Technologies will also supply pretreatment and UV disinfection as well as Multiflo technologies for clarification and Hydrotech Drumfilters for tertiary treatment. Veolia’s Hubgrade digital solution will support the operational teams in their daily monitoring.

The first units will be delivered early this year, with all 53 units delivered in less than 12 months.