WSD awards consultancy agreement for reprovisioning of Sha Tin Water Treatment Works (with photos)The Water Supplies Department (WSD) today (August 23) awarded a $100.8 million design-and-construction consultancy agreement for the in-situ reprovisioning of the South Works of Sha Tin Water Treatment Works.
Sha Tin Water Treatment Works is the largest water treatment facility in Hong Kong, supplying water to a major part of the metropolitan area and Sha Tin. The South Works, which is the initial phase of the treatment works development, was commissioned in 1964 and is now approaching the end of its serviceable life.
The agreement covers consultancy service for the in-situ reprovisioning of the South Works with a state-of-the-art treatment process with a proposed capacity of 550,000 cubic metres per day. Upon the commissioning of the reprovisioning works, the WSD will be able to offer a more reliable water supply to the territory.
The proposed works will also cover the reprovisioning of the South Works fresh water pumping station, the administration building, the laboratory and other associated water treatment facilities.
The proposed reprovisioning contract is tentatively scheduled to begin in mid-2012.
About 1,860 jobs in the construction industry will be created by the entire project. The WSD will endeavour to create more jobs in the construction industry in future by implementing other waterworks projects.
Ends/Monday, August 23, 2010
Issued at HKT 15:52