(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 29-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — VINCI Construction Grands Projets (50% share and lead contractor) and Acciona Agua S.A. (50%) consortium won contract for the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of phase 1 for the Nhieu Loc-Thi Nghe wastewater treatment plant in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
The design and building part of the contract is set to take five years for completion, including the starting-up process and acceptance of works. The project also includes for operating and maintaining the facility for a five-year period.
The World Bank financed this wastewater treatment plant project and is worth €200 million (€170 million for the design-build portion and €30 million for operation and maintenance). The plant will have a peak capacity of 34,000 cubic metres per hour. The wastewater treatment plant will have connection to the city’s sewage system. It will also have a pumping station, biological treatment, disinfection, sludge treatment, odour treatment.
The plant will be an essential part of Ho Chi Minh City’s second environmental plan and will benefit more than a million residents. It will treat wastewater from the Nhieu Loc-Thi Nghe Basin.
The project will hire up to 800 local labourers at peak periods. It also includes nearly 25,000 hours of training to ensure everyone’s safety at the worksite as well as the structure’s quality.
The new contract strengthens VINCI Construction’s presence in Vietnam. The Group, through its subsidiaries VINCI Construction Grands Projets and Bessac, Soletanche Freyssinet’s subsidiary specialized in microtunnelling, is currently carrying out a design-build project for a 10-kilometre treated-water transfer pipeline that will supply drinking water to the centre of Ho Chi Minh City.
VINCI Construction Grands Projets carried out numerous sanitation projects in the cities of Thai Nguyen and Hoi An in 2016, Vung Tau in 2013, and Ha Dong in 2008.
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