GIBRALTAR - An advance works contract has been awarded to joint venture Modern Water and Northumbrian Water (NWG Commercial Services) for the new Gibraltar wastewater treatment plant.
This covers the design and survey work required for final planning and environmental approvals as well as preliminary site works.
These are the final steps before work can commence on the overall project, which is for the design, build and operation of a wastewater treatment plant, capable of treating urban wastewater as well as storm flows for the entire population of Gibraltar.
The wastewater treatment project in Gibraltar was first announced on October 6 2014. Following a formal tender process, the Joint Venture was appointed preferred bidder for the project in October 2014.
Modern Water is responsible for the design and build portion of the contract, which has an aggregate tender value to Modern Water of approximately £22 million.
On completion, Northumbrian Water will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of the plant for 20 years.
Simon Humphrey, Modern Water’s CEO, said: “Together with our partners at Northumbrian Water, we now look forward to working closely with the Government of Gibraltar to finalise the main Design, Build and Operate contract.”