A joint consortium consisting of Vinci Construction Grands Projects (50% share and lead contractor) and Acciona Agua S.A. (50% share) has won the contract for the design-build portion of phase one for the Nhieu Loc-Thi Nghe wastewater treatment plant, in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
The design-build portion of the contract is set to take five years for completion, including the starting-up process and acceptance of works. The project also calls for operating and maintaining the facility for a five-year period.
This wastewater treatment plant project, which is financed by the World Bank, is worth €200 million (US$224 million).
The plant, which will treat wastewater from the Nhieu Loc-Thi Nghe Basin, will be an essential part of Ho Chi Minh City’s second environmental plan and will benefit more than a million residents.
The project will include the hiring of up to 800 local labourers at peak periods.
This new contract bolsters Vinci’s presence in Vietnam, where the contractor, through its subsidiaries, is currently carrying out a design-build project for a 10km treated-water transfer pipeline that will supply drinking water to the centre of Ho Chi Minh City.