Vinci and Acciona win $200m Ho Chi Minh sewage treatment contract

A 50/50 consortium between French construction group Vinci and Spanish infrastructure firm Acciona has won the contract for the design-and-build portion of the first phase of the Nhieu Loc-Thi Nghe wastewater treatment plant in Ho Chi Minh City.

This project is being financed by the World Bank, and is worth $200m. Of this, $170m is earmarked for the design-and-build contract and $30m for operation and maintenance.

The plant will treat wastewater from the Nhieu Loc-Thi Nghe Basin which will be used by a million residents. It will have a peak capacity of 34,000 cubic metres per hour and will include a pumping station, biological treatment, disinfection, sludge treatment, odour treatment as well as connections to the city’s sewage system.

Some 800 local labourers will work on the project during peak periods, and 25,000 hours of training will be carried out to ensure safety at the worksite as well as the structure’s quality.

The contract is due to take five years to complete. Vinci and Acciona will then operate and maintain the facility for a further five years.

Image courtesy of Vinci

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