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Project Omega

Project Omega is a 25 year Public Private Partnership contract to upgrade, operate and maintain existing wastewater treatment works (WWTW) and wastewater pumping stations (WWPS) at the following locations across Northern Ireland;

  • North Down Ards WWTW, Donaghadee
  • Donaghadee WWPS
  • Millisle WWPS
  • Bullays Hill, Lurgan / Seagoe, Portadown / Ballynacor, Craigavon WWTWs
  • Richhill WWTW, Armagh
  • Armagh WWTW, Armagh
  • Ballyrickard WWTW, Comber

These facilities represent approximately 25% of Northern Ireland’s wastewater treatment capacity.

The contract also provides a wastewater Sludge Disposal Service for all of Northern Ireland’s wastewater treatment works sludges. This service is currently provided through an incineration –based solution at Belfast’s Duncrue Street, with alternative licensed disposal routes utilised when required.

The The Design, Build, Finance & Operate contract was signed in March 2007, construction completed in 2008 / 2009 and the various services being provided across a range of starting dates from January 2008 to March 2010.

The contract has provided significant benefits in terms of achieving EU Wastewater Directive compliance in a timely and cost effective manner.

The contractor, Glen Water Ltd, is a consortium of Laing O’Rourke and Veolia Water companies who will operate and maintain the wastewater services up to 2032 in return for monthly payments.

Further information can be obtained from;

Contracts Management Team – EP
Project Omega
Northern Ireland Water Ltd
Westland House
Old Westland Road
Belfast BT14 6TE

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