Bahrain Minister of Works welcomes UK Trade Minister to Tubli WPCC

Minister of Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning, Eng. Essam Abdallah Khalaf received the UK International Trade Minister, Ranil Jayawardena and his accompanying delegation, with the attendance of MOW Undersecretary Mr. Ahmed Al Khayyat and Assistant Undersecretary for Sanitary Affairs, Eng. Ebrahim AL Hawaj. 

From L to R: Ebrahim Hawaj, Assistant Undersecretary MoW; H.E. Ahmed Al Khayat, Undersecretary, MoW; R.H. Ranil Jayawardena, UK Minister of International Trade; H.E. Essam Bin Abdulla Khalaf, Minister of Works, Bahrain and H.E. Roderick Drummond, British Ambassador to Bahrain

At the start of the meeting, His Excellency highlighted the heightened progress and development of the relationship between the two countries. After which the Ministers reviewed the cooperation between the two friendly countries and discussed means of progressing the relationship and in particular, in the infrastructure sector where the Ministry of Works is currently pursuing several projects for execution. Also discussed was the possibility of benefitting from the UK expertise in participating in the execution of some of the upcoming projects in this sector, where UK companies are highly regarded.

During the visit, the International Trade Minister reviewed progress of the Upgrade of Secondary Treatment Project at Tubli WPCC using the HYBACS Technology. This project is considered among the most important projects for improving the infrastructure and sanitary treatment system in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The project aims to improve the secondary effluent treatment efficiency resulting in the increase of TSE production at Tubli WPCC so that it can be used for irrigation of farms and landscaping.

The project is being executed by Bluewater Bio, which is both one of the UK and internationally leading companies in the sanitary engineering sector.

The UK International Trade Minister praised the Ministry of Works Initiatives and complimented the efforts being taken by the Ministry to grow and expand the infrastructure of the Kingdom of Bahrain, he wished the Kingdom and its people continuous growth and development.  

BwB celebrates major H&S milestone at their ground-breaking upgrade project at Tubli WPCC

As our landmark upgrade project at Tubli wastewater treatment works continues at pace – through the installation of our award-winning HYBACS technology –  an important milestone has been reached with more than 500,000 hours worked on-site without a lost-time accident.

The project – due to be completed in Summer 2021 – employs 220 people, all of whom are working to the highest standards in health & safety. The project’s safety team have developed an excellent safety culture throughout the workforce. The project team were also quick to respond to the spread of COVID-19 and implemented measures to protect workers on site. This has been very successful and there has been no interruption to the progress of the project.

Once completed, the HYBACS upgrade at Tubli will deliver 230,000 m3 per day of treated wastewater that can be recycled for use in irrigation around the Kingdom. The project will also improve the water quality in Tubli Bay, an important ecological area for birds and marine life.

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Work on Tubli sewage plant upgrade on track (Gulf Daily News Online)

The work on the second phase of the project to improve the efficiency of the biological processing of sewage at the Tubli Centre using the high-tech HYBACS system is on track for completion within the second quarter of this year, said Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning Minister Essam Khalaf, during a visit to the Tubli treatment works.

The minister praised the team’s efforts and commitment to safety standards, with more than 200,000 working hours without injuries so far.


(To read the full article originally published in GDN Online, March 2021, click here)