ABU DHABI, January 7, 2008 - MWH Abu Dhabi has been awarded a four year, 40m AED ($ 11m) project supporting the Abu Dhabi Sewerage Services Company (ADSSC) as it reviews sewerage and treatment assets being constructed by commercial developers.
This latest contract award follows a recent strategic win to provide trade effluent and business services for ADSSC.
MWH's role in the new project is to coordinate design reviews with commercial developers and ensure their designs and tender documentation comply with ADSSC's standards. Then, during asset construction, MWH will oversee the contractors' activities to ensure technical standards are complied with and the construction is carried out according to ADSSC's procedures.
One objective of this project is to give ADSSC the confidence to 'adopt', and in some cases 'procure', the infrastructure assets that include sewers, pumping stations and wastewater treatment plants.
MWH will assemble a team of design reviewers and construction oversight staff who, it is anticipated, will oversee numerous projects ranging in scale and complexity with a total construction value in excess of 500m AED ($136m).
Andrew Scoble, Business Unit Leader for MWH Abu Dhabi, said: "Under this framework we have been assigned about twelve sub projects, each of which is a project for a developer. We are ensuring these assets are constructed according to ADSSC standards even though they currently belong to the developer."
One key project covers the sewerage and treatment assets for the new Khalifa Port and Industrial Zone, a huge, deep ocean terminal with an industrial complex at Taweelah on the coastline halfway between Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
Andrew Scoble said: "MWH has a strong track record of providing engineering services to ADSSC's predecessor, the Abu Dhabi Municipality that has historically run all the Emirate's water and wastewater services. We are delighted to be supporting the relatively new ADSSC in this way and we are looking forward to helping our client meet the challenges posed by the rapid growth in Abu Dhabi's population and commercial sector."
For more information, please contact Andrew Scoble on +971-2-6421700 or Andrew.J.Scoble@mwhglobal.com