ANGOLA: a notice of prequalification for a sewage sludge plant in Benguela

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ANGOLA: a notice of prequalification for a sewage sludge plant in Benguela©NavinTar/Shutterstock

The government of Angola is launching the prequalification process for the construction of a sewage sludge treatment plant and transfer stations in the province of Benguela. Interested companies have until May 13, 2023 to formulate their proposals.

The notice of prequalification was launched on March 23, 2023 by the National Water Directorate in Angola. It aims at the construction of a fecal sludge treatment plant, as well as transfer stations where the collected fecal matter will be temporarily stored. These facilities will be built in two phases in the province of Benguela in the west of the country.

The first phase of the project includes the construction of a common fecal sludge treatment plant for the municipalities of Benguela and Baia Farta. This facility will treat the faecal matter previously stored in nine transfer stations. The works will also include the improvement of three sanitary facilities in Baia Farta. Firms interested in the notice of prequalification have until May 13, 2023 to apply. The shortlisted companies will then be able to bid on the various works. The dried sludge will be used as fertilizer for agriculture.

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The Angolan Ministry of Water and Energy, through the National Water Directorate, is also announcing the launch, in July 2023, of a tender for the construction of a sewage sludge treatment plant in Lobito. The capacity of this other facility is not yet known. It is expected to operate with four transfer stations.

The Angolan government will finance the work with a loan from the African Development Bank (AfDB), granted under Phase I of the Inclusive Sanitation Project for Coastal Cities, which aims to improve access to sanitation services in the coastal municipalities of Benguela, Catumbela, Lobito and Baia Farta, as well as the health and socio-economic situation of 1.4 million people.

For more information on the notice of prequalification, click here.

Inès Magoum

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