Modern Water wins £22m wastewater treatment plant contract in Gibraltar

Oct. 7, 2014
Following its first forward osmosis plant in Gibraltar, Uk firm Modern Water has won a £22 million project to deliver a
wastewater treatment plant, in a joint venture with Northumbrian Services Limited...

H.M Government of Gibraltar has appointed a Joint Venture between Northumbrian Services Limited and Modern Water Services Limited (MWSL) as preferred bidder for a £22 million wastewater treatment plant in Gibraltar.

The contract will include the design, build, finance and 20-year operation of a wastewater treatment plant capable of treating urban wastewater for the entire population of Gibraltar as well as storm flows.

Modern Water previously used Gibraltar as a testing ground for its forward osmosis membrane technology (see WWi story).

The project scope requires the plant to be completely enclosed and landscaped to visually enhance the local environment as well as have stringent odour control to comply with rigorous emission standards. In addition, a roof top car park will be provided under the contract terms.

As Gibraltar has the second highest population density in Europe and limited land availability the plant design will have a small footprint and low power requirements as electricity is at a premium in Gibraltar.

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