The successful performance of services in the past with the finalization of some important projects and the award of new major projects with increased number of orders in hands is a solid basis for the business and extension of services and portfolio for the coming years. In the following, some major milestones, interesting topics, and current Project Headlines are described for some selected projects as follows.
Throughout the entire world, HYDROPLAN has successfully completed the following important Projects and has been awarded and started new Projects. It is to be noted that this list is not exhaustive.
- 01/2018, Ghana – GAS District Offices Project (Newly awarded) >
- 01/2018, Mali – Rehabilitation and Construction of Governmental Structures and Buildings in the the Menaka Region (Newly awarded) >
- 12/2017, Uganda – Feasibility Study for the Mega Irrigation System (Newly awarded) >
- 12/2017, Grenada – Southern St. George’s Water Supply Expansion and Wastewater Improvement (Newly awarded) >
- 12/2017, Zanzibar – Solid Waste Management Strategy for the Zanzibar Archipelago (Newly awarded) >
- 11/2017, Haiti – Establishment of new regional office of HYDROPLAN in Haiti >
- 09/2017, Germany – New Office Facilities in our historical Head Office Building >
- 05/2017, Moldova – Inter-Communal Water Management along the Dniestr River (Newly awarded) >
- 05/2017, Haiti – Rehabilitation and Extension of the Water Network System (Newly awarded) >
- 05/2017, Haiti – Updating of existing Preliminary Designs and elaboration of corresponding Detailed Design for the Southern Region (Newly awarded) >
- 05/2017, Haiti – Sanitation Zoning Studies for 27 Towns (Newly awarded) >
- 04/2017, Liberia – Rehabilitation and Construction of 7,000 ha Rice Perimeters (Successfully finished) >
- 04/2017, Angola – Huambo Water Supply and Management Project (Newly awarded) >
- 03/2017, Haiti – Drinking Water and Sanitation Works in the localities of the Department Centre (Newly awarded) >
- 03/2017, Nepal – Rehabilitation and Construction of four Hospitals (Newly awarded) >
- 02/2017, Sudan – Darfur Water Project for Conflict Resolution and Peace Building – Water Supply, Sanitation, Solid Waste Management in 25 Towns (Successfully finished) >
- 01/2017, India – Industrial Wastewater Management in three Industrial Areas (Newly awarded) >
HYDROPLAN was awarded the Consulting Services for the GAS District Offices Project Ghana.
The Project concerns the construction of 25 District Offices for the Ghana Audit Service in order to increase its performance. This includes all related activities that are necessary for a sustainable and efficient use and management of the newly built offices. The purpose of the Project is the strengthening of the regional structures of the Ghana Audit Service in order to improve the execution of its constitutional mandate and domestic accountability. The principal functions of HYDROPLAN are the implementation of the Program and technical support to GAS. The specific tasks include: Project organization and coordination, preparation of overall and yearly budgets and work plans, reporting to GAS and KfW. HYDROPLAN shall also provide support to the financial management of the project funds (disbursement, accounting and financial reporting) by using the disposition fund mechanism.
01/2018, Mali – Rehabilitation and Construction of Governmental Structures and Buildings in the the Menaka Region (Newly awarded)
HYDROPLAN was awarded the Consultancy Services and Technical Assistance for the Rehabilitation and Construction of Governmental Structures and Buildings of the Menaka Region.
The objective of the project is to contribute to the stabilization of the new region of Menaka through the construction and equipment of government and administrative buildings and the rehabilitation of basic socio-economic infrastructure. This intervention is based on the idea that the increased presence of the State and the better provision of basic services will increase the legitimacy of state authorities to the local population and thus reduce their support for armed groups.
HYDROPLAN signed the Contract for the Feasibility Study for the Mega Irrigation System Uganda.
The Government of Uganda is committed to addressing the sector challenges by prioritizing irrigation development through provision of formal irrigated agriculture systems in the Country as well as increasing their functionality. To consolidate these achievements, the Government of Uganda has secured funds towards undertaking feasibility studies for development of new Mega Irrigation Schemes covering the Agoro Hills, Mt. Elgon region, Mt. Rwenzori region, the South-western Highlands and Central region. This will further foster Government programme of modernizing Agriculture that aims at increasing incomes and improving the quality of life of poor subsistence farmers and their households. It will further ensure food security and provision of gainful employment through improved agricultural enterprise development and promotion of sustainable land use and management of natural resources. The project design is hinged on community-based participation with the districts and sub-counties as focus of implementation, and the private sector as main technical service providers. The feasibility are cover dam/reservoir development for multi-purpose uses, irrigation development, and watershed management as well as water supply for auxiliary use (municipal and livestock water supply). The studies will ensure that the projects are: (i) technically sound and best of the alternatives (ii) attractive to the intended beneficiaries, (iii) operationally and managerially workable, (iv) economically and financially viable, and (v) sustainable and environmentally sound.
12/2017, Grenada – Southern St. George’s Water Supply Expansion and Wastewater Improvement (Newly awarded)
HYDROPLAN signed a contract for consultancy services for water supply and wastewater for Southern St. George’s Water Supply Expansion and Wastewater Improvement Project, Grenada.
The outcome of the technical assistance is a gender-responsive, climate resilient, economically and technically sound solution for the upgrading and expansion of the Southern St. George’s Water Supply Network and the St. George’s Wastewater Disposal infrastructure project. HYDROPLAN prepares (a) prepare a development plan for upgrading and expanding the Southern St. George’s Water Supply Network; and (b) improving wastewater management systems in St. George’s. HYDROPLAN works in close cooperation with NAWASA to analyze the existing Southern St. George’s Water Supply System, identify deficiencies, and develop the least-cost, technically feasible option for its improvement. Specifically, the adequacy of the proposed Concord water source, treatment, storage, transmission and distribution should be addressed as well as Demand Projections, Network Analysis and Development of Network Options Evaluation of Development Options. For the Wastewater Management Systems in St. George’s, HYDROPLAN conducts a thorough review of previous studies, and update and fill-in information gaps where necessary to facilitate the preparation of the capital works project. The core issues to be examined in the following tasks are design, operations and economics of the wastewater treatment, reuse options, optimisation of existing facilities, sludge management and upgrading to meet international effluent requirements.
On December 13, 2017, HYDROPLAN signed the Contract for Consultancy services for the development of a Solid Waste Management Strategy for the Zanzibar Archipelago.
The concept is to be prepared for the coming 15 years that provides a clear blueprint for all stakeholders and interested parties and cover institutional, financial instruments including PPP, PSP options, policies, capacity building and appropriate technological approaches for the complete solid waste value chain/hierarchy. HYDROPLAN manages the consultative process based on the Strategic Planning guide for MSWM or similar planning appropriate for Zanzibar. The study is focusing on the differences in size and character between the islands Ungula and Pemba as well as the differences between the urban solid waste approaches.
A new regional office of HYDROPLAN in Haiti was created and inaugurated in the El-Rancho Hotel in Port-au-Prince.
The new facilities allow a better follow-up and coordination of HYDROPLAN’s activities and ongoing projects. From there, Project activities will be covered most of the Caribbean countries and countries in South-America.
The map below shows the locations of the project towns in Haiti.
A step forward to the next decade with a new facility at Head Office and modern Digital Equipment.
HYDROPLAN is reporting of the successful completion of its new office facilities at Prinz-Carl-Anlage 25. The digital networks were renewed and extended using optic fiber elements, the illumination of the work places was updated and upgraded according to latest standards using energy-saving LED-based elements. Also, the corridors were redesigned and a new system of pathways was created. The work places themselves have been upgraded according to latest ergonomic standards using desks adjustable in height and movable walls guaranteeing a certain privacy. New social rooms have been established as well. A new telephone system was installed according to all-IP standard. A new document filing system including cloud-application was also established.
HYDROPLAN signed the Contract for the Project “Inter Communal Water Management along the Dniester”, Moldova.
The project is seen by the Moldovan Government as an important contribution to the implementation of the „National Strategy for Water Supply and Sanitation 2014 – 2028“, approved by the Government Decision No. 199 on 20 March 2014, which is the main policy document for the sector. The main objectives of the strategy are to meet the population requirements for improved, efficient and affordable water supply and sanitation services mainly through the decentralization (or regionalization) of water supply and sanitation (WSS) public services; the extension of centralized WSS systems and increasing the access of the population to these services and by strengthening the legal framework. The specific role of the project is to contribute to the ongoing Confidence Building Measures (CBM) process focusing on the improvement of relations with the separated administration of Transnistria.
Realization of Detailed Designs Studies for rehabilitation and extension of the water network system of the town Jérémie and construction supervision of the works – Jérémie.
In order to improve the access levels of Haitian populations to drinking water and sanitation, which are among the lowest in the Latin America and Caribbean region, the Haitian Government has prepared, with the support of international institutions, especially the. Inter-American Development Bank, an institutional reform and a scheme for a Framework Law that was ratified unanimously by the Haitian Parliament at the beginning of 2009.
The specific objective of the program is the implementation of the reform of the water and sanitation sector in Haiti, initiated by the 2009 Framework Law, by strengthening the capacity of the Haitian State to regulate and develop the institutional sector, as well at infrastructure level, and to allow the decentralization of sector operations.
The project activities of HYDROPLAN include updating the existing Detailed Design (APD = Avant-Projet Détaillé) for the water supply including transmission lines and distribution network, drafting the Detailed Design "good for execution" report, preparing the bidding documents (DAO = Dossier d’Appel d’Offre), and the construction supervision of the works.
05/2017, Haiti – Updating of existing Preliminary Designs and elaboration of corresponding Detailed Design for the Southern Region (Newly awarded)
Updating of existing Preliminary Designs and elaboration of corresponding Detailed Design for the Southern Region – 15 towns.
In 2007, the Haitian State had set up a large program, called “Eau Potable et Assainissement en Milieu Rural” (EPAR = Drinking Water and Rural Sanitation) and financed by the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank, with the objective to increase the coverage of drinking water and sanitation in rural areas. Ten months after the earthquake of the 12th January 2010, a cholera epidemic has spread throughout the country with more than 8,500 deaths. Even though the trend of cases and deaths is dropping significantly, the situation remains unacceptable and has mobilized the international community to support the efforts of the Haitian government. Drinking water supply and sanitation have become the milestones for eliminating cholera disease. Following the development of the first Preliminary Designs (APS = Avant-Projet Sommaire) in various localities, the general objective of this project was to update these Preliminary Designs, to prepare Detailed Design (APD = Avant-Projets Détaillés) and to prepare the cost estimates and the construction plans for the proposed works and networks. The localities of this project are in the Departments Sud, Grande Anse and Nippes.
Realization of Sanitation Zoning Studies in the Municipalities of the Departments Sud, Nippes, Ouest, Centre and Grande Anse.
DINEPA in its sanitation sector development mandate has launched a campaign against outdoor defecation, one of its main sanitation goals. HYDROPLAN has been commissioned to prepare a Sanitation Zoning Study for 27 cities, selected under the project and covering six departments. These studies shall make it possible to propose a complete solution of the required technologies for sanitation systems in medium and small cities of the country. The studies will provide a decision support tool on the technological possibilities of wastewater treatment and the disposal of sludge. In addition, the studies will have to meet the requirements related to the protection of urban and natural environments and of public health and support the existing scenarios for the future development of the selected towns and villages. Apart from studying the technical possibilities of autonomous and collective sanitation, HYDROPLAN has carried out a study on the infiltration of wastewater into soils. In addition, HYDROPLAN has prepared sketches for the Urban Plans by proposing strategies for the development of urbanized areas, analysis for the evacuation of rainwater and proposals for the management of household waste.
04/2017, Liberia – Rehabilitation and Construction of 7,000 ha Rice Perimeters (Successfully finished)
HYDROPLAN finalized the Feasibility Studies, Designs and Bidding Documents for the Rehabilitation and Construction of 7,000 ha Rice Perimeters in the Eastern Part of Liberia.
The objective of this project is to conduct a study on the financial and economic feasibility of developing of 7,000 ha for double rice cropping and focuses on the development into productive agriculture land. In addition, an evaluation of technical-agricultural, social-environmental and organizational issues was carried out. In addition, HYDROPLAN has identified two locations which were selected during the pre-feasibility stage such as 6,540 ha at Modabli, Grand Bassa County and 3,800 ha at Sarbo Sweaken, River Gee County. HYDROPLAN prepared the intensive field service which were supported by our GIS department due to extreme difficult accessible terrain. The studies contain also the physical design with agronomy, social and institutional context and complete feasibility and implementation program.
On April 24 2017, HYDROPLAN signed the Contract for the Huambo Water Supply and Management Project Angola under the umbrella of a Financial and Contract Management Unit (FCMU) established at the National Water Directorate (DNA) of the Ministry of Energy and Water (MINEA).
The FCMU is responsible for monitoring, managing, and controlling the implementation of this project as well as various rehabilitation and expansion of water infrastructure. For the city of Huambo the outline design has been prepared for the whole water distribution networks and engineering design and construction of 170 km of network and 51,000 house connections mainly in urban areas. The total length of the network is 335 km and the population to be served amounts to about 550,000 people. Networks will be extended in predominantly unpaved residential areas. Sufficient primary mains and secondary pipe work shall be installed in advance to service household connections in the city. The construction for Laying pipes and installation of household connections has been hired and works to be done under the supervision of HYDROPLAN.
HYDROPLAN’s services comprise the consultancy is to carry out the design review of the water distribution network for periurban areas and the site supervision of the works on site in accordance with the Environmental and Social Management Framework for the Water Sector Institutional Development and local environmental and social legislation. The project period is 30 months followed by 12 months defects liability period.
03/2017, Haiti – Drinking Water and Sanitation Works in the localities of the Department Centre (Newly awarded)
Realization of Social Engineering Activities, Feasibility Studies, Engineering Drawings and Cost Estimates for Drinking Water and Sanitation Works in the localities of the Department Centre.
The framework of this project is a vast program of the Haitian Government called Eau Potable et As-sainissement en Milieu Rural (EPAR = Drinking Water and Sanitation in Rural Environment), funded by the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank. The overall goal is to improve access to drinking water for small communities in the Department Centre; the National Directorate of Drinking Water and Sanitation (DINEPA) has commissioned a study of "Realization of Social Engineering Activities, Feasibility Studies, Engineering Drawings and Cost Estimates for Drinking Water and Sanitation Works in the Department Centre" for 28 localities. In the first phase of the project, HYDROPLAN is studying the feasibility of the realization of new water network systems, new public sanitation infrastructures or their rehabilitation (public schools, health centers, public markets etc.), both from a technical, financial, organizational (management methods) and socio-environmental (positive and negative impacts, mitigation measures, etc.) point of view. As part of this project, HYDROPLAN has conducted socio-economic surveys in all targeted localities and analyzed GIS data. For each locality, HYDROPLAN has developed several feasible technical options. In the future, it is planned to accompany the local populations to encourage them to choose one of the proposed technical options. Given the uncertainty of the spring flows, a drilling program is also planned for most localities.
HYDROPLAN, has been awarded with the design and project management for the rehabilitation and construction of four (4) hospitals in Nepal.
Special arrangements are to be made for Rasuwa, Gorgha, Ramechhap and Jiri. HYDROPLAN is supported by JSA, John Sanday Associates Pvt. Kathmandu and AISPO, Milano, Italy. The requested services of the consultant comprises the assistance towards the Ministry of Health with the overall and timely design, planning and execution of the project and the related supervision/ monitoring and reporting. Together with identified staff of the Project Executing Agency HYDROPLAN formed a project implementation unit (PIU), which reports to an overarching steering committee. HYDROPLAN is performing the design, preparation of the bid documents, controlling the procurement process and is undertaking the site supervision as well as the purchase of medical equipment for the hospitals. The consultant ensures that it has been attempted to outline the Consultant’s tasks during execution of his services as detailed as possible. The project implementation period is scheduled to be 26 months plus 12 months of defects notification period. The design period including preparatory activities is lasting 8 months.
02/2017, Sudan – Darfur Water Project for Conflict Resolution and Peace Building – Water Supply, Sanitation, Solid Waste Management in 25 Towns (Successfully finished)
HYDROPLAN is proud to announce the successful finalization of the Consultancy Services for the Darfur Water Project for Conflict Resolution and Peace Building - Investment Planning Study to Meet Water and Sanitation Needs in (25) Towns in Darfur, Sudan.
The average population per town varies from about 26,000 to 58,000 inhabitants. We assessed the data for the year 2015 and the target year 2030, for which all investments have been determined for the preparation of the masterplans. The studies have been prepared for the water supply, Sanitation and solid waste collection and disposal.
Data collection in the field was a real challenge due to ongoing warlike operations in the Darfur area. The project team had to use security services. A further challenge was the extremely poor basis for the preparation of urban development plans. There were no maps, drawings and data available which could have been used for the preparation of professional maps and drawings. Consequently, HYDROPLAN provided a complete GIS team in Head Office to prepare such documents. One of the most important aspects was a very serious challenge of the Security and Logistic component of the Project, especially as only The armed forces of UNAMID has supported the Consultant providing transport to the towns where UNAMID has camps.
HYDROPLAN signed a Contract with GIZ for the Project on January 13, 2017 for Industrial Wastewater Management in Delhi (Sustainable & Environmentally-friendly Industrial Production Project).
The objective of the services provided by HYDROPLAN is to develop solutions for the identified problems in three industrial estates related to industrial wastewater, sludge and stormwater management. Mayor task is to provide prefeasibility assessment of design concepts of technically sound and financially vial able solutions that are required to achieve the desired results and contribute to the fulfillment of the SEIP project indicators, industries and the Patparganj area with 334 industries. The specific tasks are the assessment the performance of The Industrial areas concerned are at Lawrence Road (106 ha and 56 industries, Mayapuri (184 ha and 120 two existing CEPTs with aid of additional wastewater analysis. Proposals for the rehabilitation of the two existing plants at Lawrence Road and Mayapuri and the design of a new CEPT for the Patparganj industrial area are the key components of the services. In addition, rehabilitation measures for the conveyance systems are provided on feasibility level. Proposals for the operation and maintenance of the systems were developed and discussed with the stakeholders.