Veolia Water has signed a contract with the Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA) for the financing, design, construction and operation of two new wastewater treatment plants in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, United Arab Emirates.
This is to-date the biggest signed for wastewater contract in the Middle East. Over a 25-year period, the project is expected to contribute €364 million to Veolia’s revenue.
Also involved are ADWEA and the Belgian group Besix. Besix will carry out the civil engineering work of the construction and will be involved in one third of the operating services. After the initial construction period,which will take two and a half years, Veolia Water will operate both wastewater treatment plants for 22 and a half years.