Solomon Water has awarded a $130m contract for the construction of its new Kongulai Water Treatment Plant and pipeline Project (Bid No. SW0402021) to REAN PCS Joint Venture.

Rean Watertech is a water company specialising in delivering water and wastewater projects. P.C. Snehal Construction Pvt. Ltd is an engineering and infrastructure company with over forty years of experience. Both companies are based in India.

Funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and World Bank (WB), the joint venture will construct a water treatment plant up at Solomon water’s Kongulai pumping station with a capacity to treat 15 megalitres (million litres) of water per day through the use of clarifiers and filtration.

Associated works include raw and treated water pump stations, pipe bridges, sludge ponds and site civil works and a new rising main up to the Tasahe reservoirs. The joint venture will also train Solomon Water staff to operate and maintain the water treatment plant for a period of at least 12 months.

Solomon Water CEO Ian Gooden said “This will be the largest and most complex project ever built by Solomon Water and we are thrilled to finally award a contract for it. When completed, the project will significantly improve the continuity and quality of our water supply to Honiara residents and businesses without interruption”.

Solomon Water received five bids for the Kongulai Water Treatment Plant and Pipeline Project. Construction should start around June and will run for 14 months and then the contractor will operate and maintain the plant for a further 12 months.

Source: Press Release