Selected project examples

Extension of the Water Supply of the City of Kabul, Afghanistan

Extension of the Water Supply of the City of Kabul, Afghanistan

Fichtner Water & Transportation handled the development of all components of the existing water supply system up to a rate of production that corresponds to the exploitation of all local water resources that were easy to develop (approx. 120,000 m³/d).


The measures included the drilling and development of wells, restoration of existing wells, well collecting lines, transmission pipelines up to DN 800, restoration and construction of several pumping stations and concrete reservoirs, laying of several hundred kilometres of distribution network including private connections.

Fichtner services

  • Topographic survey (during design/construction)
  • Subsoil investigation
  • Hydrogeological studies
  • Hydraulic investigations
  • Detailed engineering plan
  • Tender documents and assistance in contract award
  • Construction supervision
  • Final handing-over
  • Start-up operation
  • Training
  • Awareness building
  • Project management & controlling
  • Data base / Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Workshops
  • Public/community relations
  • Health education

Technical data

  • 20 new wells with a delivery rate of 125-175 m³/h
  • Performance increase by 6.200 m³/h with high-lift pumps in 5 pumping stations
  • 63 km of trunks (0.9 km DN 800, 10.6 km DN 700, 15.3 km DN 600, 12.7 km DN 500, 26.3 km DN 400)
  • 925 km of distribution network
  • 23.000 m³ of additional reservoir capacity
  • Target water production: 44 million m³/year


Afghan Urban Water Supply and Sewerage Corporation (AUWSSC), Kabul, Afghanistan