Soapberry Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion and PPP

Mode of Procurement Public-Private Partnership (PPP)
Project Sponsor(s) National Water Commission (NWC)
Description and location

Central Wastewater Treatment Company is the Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) which currently owns, manages and operates the 75,000 m3/day Soapberry Wastewater Treatment Plant.

The Water Utility (NWC) is desirous of undertaking an expansion of the wastewater treatment capacity at Soapberry to manage the projected increase in wastewater flows from the Kingston Metropolitan Area.

The NWC is currently, along with expert advisory support, undertaking the necessary feasibility assessments to determine the most optimal strategy for private participation in the transaction. .

Status Business Case underway
Estimated Capital costs/development expenditures US$85M (further verification on completion of the business case)
Sources of Revenues NWC Tariff
Expected life of the project 30 years
Environmental Sustainability & Resilience features The Project will provide potential and opportunities for the recycling of effluent and the development of renewable energy i.e. solar and wind which will result in the environmental sustainability and resilience of the constructed facility.
Contact Information

Nicola Russell
Manager
PPP & Privatisation Division
Development Bank of Jamaica
Email: acampbell@dbankjm.com
876-929-4000 Ext 4025

Maureen Howell
Account Executive
PPP & Privatisation Division
Development Bank of Jamaica
Email: mhowell@dbankjm.com
876-929-4000 Ext 4024