WSC Signs Contract for Construction of Wastewater Treatment Plant & Pumping Stations
The Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) has signed a contract with Island Site Development totaling $14.2 Million for the construction of several wastewater treatment plants and pumping stations in New Providence. The contract is the final of three funded by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) under a loan agreement signed on December 16, 2011, for the implementation of the WSC Support Program – New Providence Water Supply and Sanitations Systems Upgrade.
Included as a part of Component 3 of the WSC Support Program, the WSC embarked on the development of a long term Wastewater Master Plan (2015 to 2035) to address; wastewater collection, treatment, and disposal needs of New Providence as well as the rehabilitation of critical sewerage infrastructure on the island.
The Master Plan was completed in October 2015, and from the plan it was determined which works were to be addressed as a part of the Immediate or critical works.
The Works were divided into three parts; small works that addressed lift stations, major works which includes treatment plants and major pumping stations and construction supervision.
The Major Works Contract was procured using the IDB’s tendering procedures for International Competitive Bidding (ICB) and was evaluated by WSC’s technical Evaluation Committee.
The contract consists of the four Work Packages:
1. (Work Package 1) Improved screening and primary treatment at the Fox Hill Wastewater Treatment Plant .
- (Work Package 2) Construction of a new main Pumping Station at Malcolm Park.
- (Work Package 3) Construction of a new Pump Station and a forcemain to connect Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) to the Airport Industrial Park (AIP) Wastewater Treatment Plant, phasing out the existing LPIA WWTP.
4. (Work Package 4) Construction of a new main Pump Station at Flamingo Gardens .
The mobilization for the major works is scheduled to commence in April 2017 for a projected duration of 18 months.
The project is expected to improve the quality of sewerage services to its valued customers throughout New Providence.