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Gabes desalination plant

Tunisia
Stage 2: Project Investigation
Stage 2: Project Investigation
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TYPE
Greenfield
VALUE
79.6 M USD
PROJECT LOCATION (E.G. MAJOR GEOGRAPHIC REFERENCE)
Gabes Gabes (Qabis) Tunisia 
OPPORTUNITY FOR PRIVATE SECTOR INVOLVEMENT
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LAST UPDATED
Q4 2018
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Project Description
The IGPPP (Instance Générale des Partenariats Public-Privé), the PPP Unit, is intending to launch two pilot PPP projects, that are currently at the feasibility study stage. The first project is a desalination plant in Gabès. The second project is a wastewater treatment plant in Tunis. The Gabès desalination will produce of 50 000 cubic meters per day of desalinated water by means of a reverse osmosis plant. The desalinated water will be used by the Groupe Chimique Tunisien, the State-owned company that’s extracting, transforming and exporting Phosphate. The choice of seawater desalination for industrial water supply in this area is justified because of (i) lack of conventional water resources throughout southern Tunisia, (ii) high cost of water transfer of northern waters to this region in addition that even these waters are today barely covering the demand of drinking water and irrigation in the north of the country. Tunisia's experience in desalination is quite rich insofar as it began with the desalination of brackish groundwater in 1983 through the implementation of the first desalination plant with a capacity of 3,300 cubic meters per day in the island of Kerkennah. The first seawater desalination plant was commissioned in 2018 in the island of Djerba.
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Project stage info
Stage 1: Initial Government Announcement
Completed
Stage 2: Project Investigation
Completed
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