DBF planned for Kent waste project

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Southern Water is looking for market feedback on a potential sewage processing project using a design, build, finance (DBF) model.

Private partners will be sought to “jointly develop and implement” a new 46,000 TDS sludge processing factory with anaerobic digestion technology. As part of the plans, the multi-site project could feature the recovery of various resources including ammonia.

The current plan is to use a design, build, finance model, with the potential for operation and maintenance.

A contract notice is expected to be released in January 2025. Responses to the request for information (RFI) are due 4 March 2024. More information can be found by clicking here.