The existing 4.5 Mld Gadek Treatment Works was built some 40 years ago. It was in a dilapidated and obsolete state and refurbishment was uneconomical. A decision was made by Perbadanan Air Melaka (PAM) to demolish this existing Treatment Works and to construct a modern one in the same locations with nominal capacity of 55 Mld to cater for the increasing water demand. An open tender was called by PAM and Asia Baru Construction Sdn. Bhd. was successful in its bid and was awarded the contract on a fixed non-escalating lump sum price to design, construct, test and commission the treatment works for a construction period of 20 months and henceforth operate and maintain the Works during the 12 months Defects Liability Period.
Briefly, the scope of work for the project comprised the following major components: