SMEC was engaged to carry out a technical and economic feasibility study, which was split into separate contracts for each city.
SMEC’s services included:
- Review of all documentation related to the existing system
- Water demand forecasts for the next 25 years
- Water balance and storage capacity analyses
- Review of hydraulic network modelling and network information system
- Provision of three alternative long-term solutions for water production, treatment, storage, pumping and conveyance to the urban distribution networks
- Financial analysis
- Proposal and justification of the recommended alternative solution based on technical, environmental and economic criteria
- Detailed design of all components of the recommended solution
- Preparation of tender documents
- Confidential cost estimates
The Government of Uzbekistan, through the Bukhara and Samarkand Water Supply Utilities and the Project Coordination Unit (PCU) is implementing the Bukhara and Samarkand Water Supply Project.
The aim of this project is to increase the efficiency and improve the standard of water supply services in the cities of Bukhara and Samarkand.
In line with this, a number of studies were undertaken to determine the best options for rehabilitation and optimisation of the water supply and treatment facilities in Bukhara and Samarkand, and ensure long-term sustainability of the services.
These studies comprised:
- Bukhara Water Supply Rehabilitation Study
- Samarkand Booster Pumping Station Rehabilitation Study
- Samarkand Wellfield Rehabilitation Study
- Technical Area:
- Bukhara Vodalkanal and Samarkand Vodalkanal