Northumbrian and Modern Water JV awarded Gibraltar contract
A planned new wastewater treatment plant for Gibraltar has moved a step closer after the government of the territory awarded a key contract.
H.M Government of Gibraltar has awarded an Advanced Works Contract to the joint venture between Northumbrian Water and Modern Water Services Ltd, which 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 the wastewater treatment plant, to treat all of Gibraltar's urban wastewater as well as storm flows for the entire population of Gibraltar.
Following the formal tender process, the joint venture was announced as the preferred bidder for the project. On completion of the design and build phase of the project by Modern Water, Northumbrian Water will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of the plant for 20 years. The operation and maintenance of the wastewater treatment plant will be undertaken via a sub-contract by AquaGib, Gibraltar's water company, which is a joint venture between Northumbrian Water and HM Government of Gibraltar.
Graham Southall, Northumbrian Water's Group Commercial Director, said: "We are delighted to announce such a significant step towards delivering this important project for the people of Gibraltar. Together with Modern Water, we now look forward to working closely with the HM Government of Gibraltar to finalise the main Design, Build and Operate contract."
Commenting on the project The Hon Prof John Cortes, Minster for Education, Heritage, the Environment, Energy and Climate Change said: "I am delighted to be able to announce this important step forward for this vital project, which honours the commitment made by this government. On a personal note, as an environmentalist, I take huge pride in being a part of leading the further development of Gibraltar's environmental credentials and the delivery of Gibraltar's wastewater treatment works."
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