Almar Water Solutions pre-qualifies for the development of a desalination project in Mombasa, Kenya
Almar Water Solutions has been pre-qualified for the development of a desalination project that will supply the county of Mombasa, Kenya.
The project, with an estimated total capacity of 270,000 m3/day, consists of the development of three desalination plants, one with a capacity of 100,000 m3/day for the West Mainland zone, another with a capacity of 100,000 m3/day for the North Mainland zone, and a third with a capacity of 70,000 m3/day for the Likoni zone to the south of the island (where the World Bank is financing the construction of a new supply network). In the event of being awarded the project, Almar Water Solutions will be responsible for the financing, design, engineering, and later operation and maintenance of the plants, supervising the entire process from the beginning stages until the project is transferred to the client.
The project, which will be developed under a DBOT scheme (Design-Build-Operate-Transfer), will be able to supply a population of over a million and a half people and will use the most efficient technologies available on the market.
Mombasa is one of the 47 counties in Kenya and is located in a coastal region to the southeast of the capital city of Nairobi. It has an area of 294.7 km2, including 65 km2 of water mass.
Almar Water Solutions has been pre-qualified along with four other international water companies who submitted the expression of interest in November 2016.
Sub-Saharan Africa is one of the geographical areas in which Almar Water Solutions is operating and where it has a special interest in developing innovative technological water projects to supply both the municipal and industrial sectors in the area. It is a region that poses challenges in the water industry due to its population growth, advances in economic development and the effects of climate change.