Rooiwal Waste Water Works repair and upgrade, South Africa – update

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19th April 2024

By: Sheila Barradas

Creamer Media Research Coordinator & Senior Deputy Editor


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Name of the Project
Rooiwal Waste Water Works repair and upgrade.

Hammanskraal, in Tshwane, Gauteng, South Africa.

Project Owner/s
Department of Water (DWS) and Sanitation, and the City of Tshwane. The Development Bank of Southern Africa has been appointed as the implementing agent to complete the refurbishment of the project facility. 

Project Description
The Rooiwal Waste Water Works has not been well-maintained for many years and has insufficient capacity to deal with the volume of wastewater entering its works.

The project will be undertaken in two subphases.

Phase 1A of the refurbishment is urgent, and a turnkey approach is being undertaken to ensure that the necessary works are conducted swiftly and efficiently. This includes general building, and mechanical and electrical elements, which will operate to deliver the upgrades needed to improve the plant's capacity and functionality.

Phase 1B will follow a conventional approach, which will attend to the construction of two primary sedimentation tanks, the refurbishment of the East flow balancing tank and pumpstation, and the upgrading of the anaerobic digesters on the Rooiwal West Works.

Potential Job Creation
Not stated.

Capital Expenditure
About R4-billion.

Planned Start/End Date
Construction on the first phase is planned to conclude in November 2024. Phase 2 is planned to conclude in June 2025. Third-phase construction is planned to end in June 2026.

Latest Developments
Water and Sanitation Minister Senzo Mchunu has reported that construction at the project is well under way.

Key Contracts, Suppliers and Consultants
None stated.

Contact Details for Project Information
DWS spokesperson Wisane Mavasa, cell +27 60 561 8935.
City of Tshwane, tel +27 12 358 9999.

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