The Water Franchise concept is the cornerstone of all GWFA Global activities. It has built up an excellent reputation worldwide, receiving an outstanding response and top references, including the prestigious Worldbank Global Award for Innovative Water Management in 2006

The references of the GWFA founders attest to the technical know-how, operational skills, strong scientific and engineering competence, as well as business innovation and financial credibility of the agency. These can be visited at:

Additionally, a number of publications describe the success of the cutting edge Water Franchise concept in practice. Details can be found here.

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Municipal & industrial water treatment and incineration in Bitterfeld (1991 - 2004)WWTP Reference Design Revision and DBO Contract Change Support KAMPALA


Types of services provided by GWFA

  • Technical Services within a PPP + Management Contract:
  • Structurising procurement and supervision of a EPC Contract (Engineering, Procurement, Construction) and transaction of operations to a PPP (Public Private Partnership; Joint Company) STP (= Sewage Treatment Plant) company, 422,000 p. e.
  • Implementation of technical and administrative operations (tariff formula, controlling etc.)

Types of services provided by GWFA

  • Assess the merits and demerits of the site relocation option with regard to cost savings, contractual claims and other legal implications, technical feasibility, compliance in relation to the overall project objective.
  • Rapid cost assessment of the proposed actions Vs the current project costs for both Nakivubo and Kinawataka WWTPs projects.
  • Review of the studies, design and tender docs and support of elaboration, development of cost reducing measures.
  • LCC calculations, delivering present values plus annuities (EUR per m³, per Mg BOD, per capita and year etc.).
  • Recommendation on the way forward on the procurement and implementation of Kinawataka WWTP, the outstanding sewer network tender and other related sites.

Types of services provided by GWFA

  • Engineering design
  • Procurement of construction works and a Management Operation Contract
  • Supervision of works
    (civil works and plant equipment)
  • supporting measures in Capacity Development

all according to FIDIC-rules

Wastewater Treatment Plant, ZELL AT THE LAKECo-Digestion with Complete Biogas Processing ZEMKAUJAMS INDUSTRIAL EFFLUENT WATER RE-USE Plant (BOOT)

Types of services provided by GWFA

  • Consulting
  • Engineering and design supervision
  • Procurement (EPC + O)
  • Supervision of construction work (FIDIC)

Types of services provided by GWFA

  • Development of the tender documents (turnkey construction)
  • Tender strategy and negotiations support
  • Plant commissioning, operational start-up inspections and support
  • Revision of basic design and cost-optimisation

Types of services provided by GWFA

  • Financial feasibility analysis & tariff modeling
  • Advice on various PSP options
  • Design of PSP concept
  • Project PSP presentation & education
  • Tender documentation and procurement
  • Overall technical-financial project optimisation