The Umm Al Hayman Wastewater Treatment Project Company K.S.P.C.
The Company contracted with the Ministry of Public Works in the State of Kuwait on 23 January 2020 for the biggest wastewater project in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).
As the main technical contractor for UAHPC, WTE Wassertechnik GmbH (WTE) from Germany (a co-owner of UAHPC) will be responsible for the design and construction of a wastewater treatment plant (contract value of around KWD 200 million) as well as - together with partners - a sewer network with pumping stations (contract value of around KWD 320 million). With a construction value of more than KWD 530 million (excluding financing and operating costs), this is considered one of the world’s largest and most complex water projects.
Within a timeframe of 30 months for the Plant and 48 months for the sewerage system with pumping stations, the Project shall be implemented. Thereafter, the Plant shall be operated and maintained for 25 years and the sewer network for 3 years.
The Project with a complex financing structure is one of the largest Public Private Partnership (PPP) projects in the GCC. The consortium led by International Financial Advisors (IFA) and WTE on behalf of the Ministry of Public Works in the State of Kuwait ensures the expansion of advanced infrastructure and sustainability-oriented areas in the region.
The WTE Group plans, builds, finances and operates facilities for wastewater disposal, drinking water supply and energy generation.
As one of Europe’s leading full-service suppliers, WTE possesses a unique set of know-how. We employ this knowledge to create future-assured solutions that set international standards in terms of energy efficiency, use of resources and investment costs. WTE feels committed and bound to this sustainable approach, having already implemented it in more than 100 projects in 18 countries.
The objective of UAHPC is to build facilities that operate efficiently, while at the same time being ecologically compatible, is attained by effectively blending the elements of Water and Energy. UAHPC, together with WTE assures the usability of the energy sources along the entire process chain. This shall enable the facilities to be operated in an energy self-sufficient and energy-saving way and even feed energy into the national grid system.
Our corporate mission: Guided by ethical principles. As one of the world’s leading environmental service providers, UAHPC together with WTE is aware of the responsibility we carry for mankind and the environment. Strong ethical principles are inextricably bound to our self-perception. The rules for our technical actions are determined from the outside by legislators and organizations. With regard to our corporate thoughts and actions, and our dealings with customers, partners and colleagues, we feel inwardly bound to values that go beyond the effects of legislation.
Voluntary commitment to values that go beyond rules and regulations
Basic ethical principles and codes of conduct recommended for international business are anchored in our corporate mission. They apply to fairness in competing for project tenders, just as they do for our dealings with the people, companies and institutions involved in our projects. We strive for maximum transparency in all our business dealings. Active environmental protection, project sustainability and the good of mankind are always at the forefront of our dealings.
Guiding principles as the impulse for future development
The values defined in our corporate mission contribute to ensuring the success of our projects. They promote our reputation at home and abroad. Not least, they encourage our staff to meet the increasing demands made on them, and to develop more and more innovative solutions and implement these even under the most difficult conditions.
Social commitment – an element of our corporate culture
Corporate social responsibility, representing the involvement with matters over and above the actual business itself, is for us a welcome element of our corporate mission that has become a matter of course. Here we also maintain our view to the future and to the good of mankind: Together with WTE we promote institutions that support young people.
All-encompassing view of the supply of water to mankind
Our all-encompassing view takes account of all factors that influence the fulfilment of our objectives: Protecting the environment and water resources, guaranteeing good water quality and providing people, agriculture and industry with sufficient clean water.