Montgomery Watson expands environmental work on island of Mauritius

The Waste Water Authority (WWA) of Mauritius, a small island located in the western Indian Ocean, has awarded Montgomery Watson Europe two major contracts totaling $1.9 million in fees.

PORT LOUIS, Mauritius, March 5, 2001 — The Waste Water Authority (WWA) of Mauritius, a small island located in the western Indian Ocean, has awarded Montgomery Watson Europe two major contracts totaling $1.9 million in fees.

Designed to help improve sanitation and environmental conditions, the effort involves the supervision of a 3 year construction programme for the St. Martin Sewage Treatment Plant and design work to build an additional 300 kilometers of sewer pipelines.

Mauritius is an independent island state with a population of about 1.1 million that is heavily dependent on agriculture and tourism. At present only 20% of Mauritius' population has a piped sewage system. Montgomery Watson, in partnership with local consultants Gibb (Mauritius) Ltd, will survey the townships to be served by the network and will apply Geographical Information System (GIS) technology as the basis for efficient computerized design.

Montgomery Watson and Gibb (Mauritius) Ltd will also be in charge of contractor pre-qualification for construction work, and the preparation of tender documents for the construction.

The treatment plant upgrades are to be constructed in two stages and will ultimately increase the service population from 100,000 to about 320,000 people. Designed by Montgomery Watson, the plant will produce a high quality treated effluent which will be used for agricultural irrigation.

In order to meet the associated ambitious sewer construction programme, designs and tender documents are to be completed within the next 12 months.

Montgomery Watson, Inc. is a private, employee-owned firm with over 4,500 employees worldwide. The company provides engineering design, procurement, construction, technology, and program management services to the markets of the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa, India, Asia and the Pacific Rim.

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