Sulaibiya WWTP, Kuwait

KEO provided detail design services and project management services for one of the largest waste water treatment plants ever implemented by the private sector. This project was achieved using a build, operate and transfer (BOT) method, providing an opportunity for the private sector to participate in public utility projects.

The facility incorporates the most advanced technology available for treatment of wastewater that meets World Health Organization (WHO) standards for potable water. This is achieved by the use of a conventional biological process to produce secondary effluent, followed by Ultra Filtration (UF), Reverse Osmosis (RO) and chlorination to produce the final effluent. This is the largest scale use of this technology for domestic wastewater reclamation to date. The resulting water is sold to the government of Kuwait for beneficial reuse in irrigation and other environmentally supportive functions.

The plant initially was capable of treating 375,000 m3/day and has expanded to treat up to 600,000 m3/day. The project includes three major components; a preliminary treatment and pumping station at Ardiya, a series of transfer pipelines between Ardiya pumping station and Sulaibiya Plant, and a wastewater treatment and reclamation plant at Sulaibiya.