Keppel Seghers, the environmental technology division of Keppel Group, has secured a contract to design, build and operate a wastewater treatment and reuse plant for the city of Ain Beida, Oum-El-Bouaghi province, Algeria. Awarded by Direction Hydraulique de Wilaya Oum-El-Bouaghi, Keppel Seghers will design the plant and operate it for two years. In addition, Keppel Seghers will provide a fully integrated wastewater treatment installation including wastewater pre-treatment, an activated sludge unit, as well as a settling and disinfection unit. Keppel Seghers’ partner for this project is Hydro-Technique, a major civil water works company in Algeria. When completed in 2009, the plant will be able to treat 25,260m3day of wastewater, catering to a population of 210,000 people. The treated wastewater will be used for irrigation purposes.