BLUE MATRIX CONSULTANCY


Phone +251 116 671146
Fax +251 116 670991
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LocationGurdsholla, on the road from Salitemihret to Wessen, at the left, behind the Villa Houses, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Primary CategoryWater Well Cleaning & Rehabilitation
BLUE MATRIX CONSULTANCY

BLUE MATRIX CONSULTANCY is Grade-I Consulting Company in the fields Water Supply Sanitation and Environmental Engineering and Environmental Impact Assessment Studies in Ethiopia

BLUE MATRIX CONSULTANCY is established with vision of becoming leading engineering company, operating nationally and internationally in engineering, environmental and infrastructure fields. Our stretch in this short period since its establishment is a fitting testament to where we aspire to be.

Introduction

BLUE MATRIX CONSULTANCY had been established as Jemal Mohammed Water Supply Sanitation and Environmental Engineering (JMWSSEE) in 2013. The company had been operating under the trade name Jemal Mohammed Water Supply Sanitation and Environmental Engineering (JMWSSEE) until March 2017, after which it changed its trade name to BLUE MATRIX CONSULTANCY. The new trade name is registered by Ministry of Trade of the Federal Republic of Ethiopia, after publication through national newspaper Addis Zemen edition of Megabit 19, 2009EC [March 28,2017GC] on page 7. The trade name registration testimonies are attached and presented in the next pages.

BLUE MATRIX CONSULTANCY motivated by its intention to provide high quality service and excellence in comprehensive range of consulting services for government, international agencies, private sector and public enterprises in the fields with primary focus on Water Resource Engineering, water supply, sanitation and environmental infrastructure development and Environmental engineering services.

These services cover activities of project identification or formulation, feasibility studies, detailed design, appraisal of projects and construction supervision together with contract administration.

BLUE MATRIX CONSULTANCY[BMC] is registered with Ministry of Ministry of Water Irrigation & Electric and licensed as Category-I Consultant in Water Supply, Sanitation and Environmental Engineering Consultant and is licensed to carry out consultancy services in the fields of Water Supply, Sanitation, and Environment.

In addition, JMWSSEE/ Blue Matrix Consultancy is Licensed by Federal Ministry of Environment Forest Climate Change as a Category-I Consultant to undertake Environmental Impact Assessment Studies.

Therefore, the former Jemal Mohammed Water Supply Sanitation and Environmental Engineering (JMWSSEE) will operate with a trade name BLUE MATRIX CONSULTANCY with license in the fields of Water Supply, Sanitation and Environmental Engineering from Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Electricity. Accordingly; all current and ongoing projects will continue to operate under the new trade name.
In addition, all previous project references and accomplishments by Jemal Mohammed Water Supply Sanitation and Environmental Engineering (JMWSSEE) will be inherited by BLUE MATRIX CONSULTANCY.

The Evolution

BLUE MATRIX CONSULTANCY (BMC) is a 100% locally owned proudly Ethiopian company. Established and motivated by its intention to provide high quality service and excellence in civil engineering discipline with primary focus on water supply and sanitation infrastructure development and Environmental engineering services.

BLUE MATRIX CONSULTANCY is led by a very experienced and hands on civil engineering professional with a wide range of skills in the built environment of water supply, sanitation and environmental engineering. The Member has previously worked as an acting managing director and senior water supply and sanitary engineer in multiple water supply and sanitation projects in civil engineering consulting firms in the past 10 years. Thus, the Member gained extensive experience in this industry. With hands-on experience and strategic management experience spanning a decade, our clients are in good hands.

The company prides itself for employing only the best technical resources from the built environment industry to provide the best possible service for our clients. Our staffs are our most important assets. We recognize that our clients procure our services because they have confidence in us. We know that the only way to meet their needs is by delivering good quality products and services matching or exceeding their expectations.

Professional Affiliation

The Member of the company is professionally registered with the Ministry of Water and Energy of Ethiopia as Practicing Water Supply and Sanitation Engineer.

Professional Associations

The company has developed professional associations with many progressive professional engineering companies in the built environment with different disciplines and complimentary experiences to form relationship that allow BLUE MATRIX CONSULTANCY to provide a comprehensive professional service. Our range includes all fields of water supply and water management, and environmental engineering.

BLUE MATRIX CONSULTANCY [BMC] is established with vision of becoming leading engineering company, operating nationally and internationally in the civil engineering, architectural, environmental and infrastructure fields.

BMC uses participatory approaches and multidisciplinary methodologies to shape land and urban areas as well as to design interventions to defend the land and its population, soil, water and natural resources, especially against catastrophic events, both natural and human caused.

The nature of BMC’s mission, in the selected markets where it operates, is both professional and entrepreneurial: the political, institutional, technical, economic, financial, legal, planning skills of its professionals, combined with the capabilities of its partners, will perceived to allow BMC to offer its services as a Global Consultant whose clients are national public administrations (i.e. Ministry of Water and Energy, Ministry of Construction and Urban Development, Environmental Protection Authorities, Federal and Regional Road Authorities), regional and local public agencies, Local Government Authorities, international political and financial organizations and as well as multinational companies.

BMC’s consulting and planning activities are all conducted by its staff composed senior professionals and academics, business managers and financial analysts, with more than 15 years of experience in the public works contracts field, concerning all the engineering, legal, administrative, economic and financial aspects, with a focus on the public and municipal infrastructure development and management.

Company Vision

The company strives to establish itself as the preferred service provider for the provision of consulting services in Project Management, Environmental and Transportation engineering services, as well as general civil engineering infrastructure services. A close relationship with likeminded companies and specialist individual consultants permits BMC to form project specific teams to allow the firm to provide a “one stop shop” to our valued clients.

Company Mission

The company’s mission is to provide sustainable and appropriate technical solutions with a positive social and environmental impact, thus ensuring value for all stakeholders.

Company Culture

The company is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the development of talented persons to the highest level, in terms of professional training and equity in the company. The long-term objective of the company is to grow into a well-managed, resourceful consulting engineering entity, offering all services within the built environment. However, it is the intention of the Member to hand-pick only the best available resources from our built environment industry. This approach is motivated by our objective to provide excellent service to our clients. Thus, our objective is to thoroughly satisfy our clients’ requirements in terms of meeting the constraints of quality, time and in budget. We thus endeavor to constantly and consistently communicate with our clients to ensure that their requirements are being met.

The services that the firm provides are wide and varied and include notably, project formulation, design, construction supervision and commissioning in the field of engineering focusing on water supply and sanitation, Integrated Waste Management, irrigation, hydropower, infrastructure development and other civil engineering works
Philosophy

During years, BMC acquired a deep know-how on a wide range of sectors that guarantees its customers the application of the best solutions according to their needs. JMWSEE, with high degree of commitment, expertise and great responsibility for man-kind and environment. We will meet the challenge of the future and offer comprehensive engineering service.

Large band width and high-quality standard

In areas of water supply and waste water disposal, we are composed of esteemed and very successful professionals who demonstrated exceptionally high standards and product quality. In all pertinent areas, BMC is equipped to provide wide range of technologically high-quality solutions from small plants in rural regions to complex large plants of water supply, waste water and solid waste disposal. We provide know-how of high quality water supply, sanitation and waste water technology with long standing engineering as well as for institutional and strategic consultancy.

Taking Challenge

Population growth and economic growth; exponentially increasing consumption of resources varied environmental pollution challenges. These resulted in increased cost of raw materials and growing environmental problem and emission of greenhouse gas. We are ready to take up the challenge and offer efficient, long lasting, environmentally sound technologies and intelligent solutions adapted to the economic and social general conditions of the society.

Dealing Responsibly

We will pay attention to the development of technological solutions which are economical and technically simple to handle and operate for the product user, towards ensuring sustainability of combined water supply and waste water disposal that realize Integrated Water Resource Management. While performing these, we provide expert competence, experience and goals not only for economic merit, a professional emphasis lies in the training and continued education of primary operators and beneficiaries to strengthen their capacity and production with core principles of know-how and technical transfer.

Dealing Responsibly

We will pay attention to the development of technological solutions which are economical and technically simple to handle and operate for the product user, towards ensuring sustainability of combined water supply and waste water disposal that realize

For provision of standard and first-class service, our relationship with our customers and stakeholders is borne and focuses on five criterions:

    • Quality
    • Innovation
    • Cooperation
    • Flexibility
    • Responsibility

As consultancy and engineering company we provide services:

    • Pre-feasibility studies
    • Master Planning
    • Application of Fund Responsible Financing
    • Preliminary and detail design
    • Client Support Tendering
    • Client Support Contract award
    • General Construction Supervision
    • Project management
    • Institutional Development
    • Commissioning and operation

KEY FIELDS OF SPECIALIZATION

The company is staffed and equipped with the latest technology and know-how to enable it to provide competitive and cost effective professional engineering services to meet the diversified requirement of its clients whilst maintaining high ethical and professional standards.

The company provides a broad spectrum of professional engineering services which include the following:

    • Waste Water and Sewage Disposal
    • Water Management and Water Supply
    • Master Planning
    • Road and Bridge Construction
    • Infrastructure Planning & Deign
    • Environmental Engineering & Planning
    • Renewable Energy
    • Geotechnical Engineering
    • Irrigation Engineering
    • Industrial & Manufacturing Planning & Design
    • Architecture & Structural Planning

Water Supply and Sanitation

The provision of adequate water and sanitation are vital to improve living conditions and to ensure health, educational opportunities, gender equality and social inclusion, and environmental sustainability. Increased water and sanitation access and hygiene promotion create improvements in people’s health through better hygiene, improved water quality, and sanitation, but they also have an indirect positive effect on educational opportunities, gender equality, and the empowerment of women. Safe water and sanitation also underpin economic growth and environmental sustainability. Income benefits (for both households and government) may result from a reduction in the costs of health treatment and gains in productivity. Productivity gains stem from time saved from collecting water, the availability of water as an input to the productive sector, and a decline in water and sanitation related illnesses. Threats to water sustainability are both qualitative and quantitative.

In Ethiopia, like many developing countries and sub-Sahara Africa; is facing severe shortage of adequate water supply and sanitation infrastructure. Urbanization all over the country is growing rapidly, accordingly necessitating improved urban infrastructures. Adequate and potable water supply and sanitation facilities are one of these basic infrastructures; water is one of the most necessities for the existence of living things in general and human beings. Lack of adequate water supply and sanitation results in huge social and economic problems, but most of the time provision of adequate sanitation and potable water supply demands huge capital investment; this resulted in major challenges for government in providing their increasing populations with adequate sanitation and potable water supply. As a result, the demand for adequate water supply for industrial, commercial and domestic units continues to rise while the financial and technical capacities of most cities is limited, resulting in increased competition for this limited resource.

Proper solid and liquid waste management facilities are among municipal infrastructures that are used to safely dispose of waste generated by day-to-day activities of city residents. In most of the cities in Ethiopia solid and liquid waste management is very poor and very much below the standards as compared to other countries.

Areas of Expertise

      • Water Resource Management
      • Infrastructure development
      • Strategic organizational development
      • Ground Water Study and Well Services
        • Water well design
        • Well performance analysis
        • Well design and rehabilitation
        • Ground water sampling and monitoring
        • Aquifer testing and analysis
      • Sewage treatment and concepts
      • Sludge treatment and biogas development
      • Water management
      • Water supply
      • Storm drainage and rain water management
      • Flood protection
      • Municipal and waste water treatment
      • Solid Waste Management
      • Leach ate treatment

Detail Tasks of Service

Water Management and Environmental Engineering

    • Integrated Water Resources management;
    • Use of wetlands for water quality and the impact of re-use of nutrients.
    • Monitoring and Evaluation of Water and Sanitation Programs,
    • Evaluation of the existing legal, policy and institutional frameworks in the water and sanitation sector
    • Cleaner Production Technologies and waste minimization, Water Pollution control and Sustainable Water Resource Development,
    • Environmental Impact Assessments and Environmental Compliance Audits,
    • Wetland Ecology Management,
    • Industrial Waste Water Treatment,
    • Conservation of Biodiversity,
    • Occupational Health and Safety in industry,
    • Evaluation; Community participation.
    • Environment Management and Planning skills
    • Environment Management Systems implementation,
    • Mainstreaming Environment into Development Planning
    • Development of Standardized Training Handbooks both (Trainers and Participants) in Environment and Natural Resource Management
    • Waste Management,
    • Implementing Cleaner Production in Enterprise
    • Environmental Impact Assessments,
    • Environmental Compliance Audits
    • Environmental Auditing,

Contract Management

  • Resource mobilization and business plan development
  • Project inception, Design, implementation
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Grant management including development of operational guidelines
  • Drafting contract/agreement and disbursement cash flow monitoring
  • Partnership building and team leadership
  • Institutional strengthening
  • Capacity building

Technical Qualification

The firm, in its young experiences has been providing a leading role in the development of multiple water supply and sanitation projects. The measure ones are:

Water Engineering Works

      • Integrated river basin planning and water resources development
      • Irrigation, agricultural development, soil and water conservation
      • Water supply, sewerage systems and treatment plants
      • Ground water development
      • Hydropower development

Environment and Waste Management Engineering

      • Environmental Impact Assessment
      • Protection and development of the natural environment
      • Water resources quality control
      • Storm and domestic waste management
      • Solid waste management
      • Sanitation Projects

Services Provided (for the above)

      • Topographic surveys;
      • Feasibility studies and detail designs;

Project Brochures

Brief Summary Selected & Representative Project Descriptions and illustrative layouts with pictures presented to conceptualize the projects

1. FEASIBILITY STUDY, DETAIL DESIGN & BID DOCUMENT PREPARATION DODOLA & WATER SUPPLY PROJECT

  • Client: Oromia Water, Mines and Energy Bureau
  • Contract Period: January 2015- May 2015

Project Description

This project is the major projects undertaken in early days of the company’s formation. Dodola Town is one of the key urban towns in West Arsi Zone of Oromia.

Dodola town is located in the southern part of Ethiopia in Oromia National Regional State, West Arsi zone, at a distance of 320 km from Addis Ababa and 75 km from Shashemene with a population of over 30,000 and the water supply system consists of additional over 35,000 surrounding villages.

The designed water supply system is perceived to cater population of over 75,000 in 2039 with about 15,000m3/day of source from Hasasa Spring.

The system components are:

  • 172l/sec total Demand to be supplied from Hasasa Spring
  • Gravity Main for 142lt/sec up to Asasa Wetwell
  • DN 400 Connected to Existing DN 300 Drainage pipes
  • Transmission Main of 20km from Hasasa with DN 400 new & DN 200 existing
  • Two Booster Station
  • Service Reservoir
  • Distribution System of over 84km

2. DESIGN REVIEW OF HARAR WATER SUPPLY DISTRIBUTIONS SYSTEM PROJECT

  • Client: Harari Water Supply & Sewerage Authority
  • Contract Period: February 2016- May 2017

Project Description

The Project is to update the existing distribution system of Harar town distribution system, Harar is the Capital of Harari Regional State, and is the UNESCO Cultural Heritage City for its Walled part of the City. The city is one of the oldest and major town in eastern Ethiopia.

The overall objective of the consultancy service is to improve the water supply in the extreme and fringe areas of the Harar Distribution system; mainly this areas are located in kebeles stated above and incorporated in 1, 2, 3 & 5 pressure/service zones of the existing distribution system and additional areas.

The study area represents almost 85% of the existing distribution system and new areas of the southeastern part of the town.

The system components are:

  • Connecting of the existing Zone 3 & 5 to the New reservoir via DN 400 distribution main to supplement the existing sources from Hasaliso and Haro-Maya wells.
  • New Sub pressure zone in the Diaspora area of the town with distribution system extending to fringe zones and New Harar Stadium area

3. DESIGN REVIEW AND CONSTRUCTION SUPERVISION OF ERER WATER SUPPLY PROJECT

  • Client: Harari Water Supply & Sewerage Authority
  • Contract Period: January 2015- May 2015

Project Description

The Project is to supplement the existing water supply system, Harar Town with new water sources from the Erer Valley shallow wells. The project source is located about 18km from Hararr town in the southwestern part of the tow is the Capital of Harari Regional State,.

The Erer Water Supply Project consists of Water Sources at Erer Valley, Collector and Transfer Pumping Stations with transfer and transmission mains along Harar-Jigjiga Road.

The designed water supply system is pumping through four pumping stations each with a capacity of 8,567.28M3/day. And each pump has capacity of 120.24m3/hr.

The system components are:

  • Nine boreholes in Erer Valley
  • 13km Collector pipelines
  • 18km transmission pipelines
  • Four Booster Station with each with four pumps, Standby generator and Automated SCADA system

4. DESIGN REVIEW AND CONSTRUCTION SUPERVISION OF ERER WATER SUPPLY PROJECT

  • Client: Harari Water Supply & Sewerage Authority
  • Contract Period: January 2015- May 2015

Project Description

The Project is to supplement the existing water supply system, Harar Town with new water sources from the Erer Valley shallow wells. The project source is located about 18km from Hararr town in the southwestern part of the tow is the Capital of Harari Regional State,.

The Erer Water Supply Project consists of Water Sources at Erer Valley, Collector and Transfer Pumping Stations with transfer and transmission mains along Harar-Jigjiga Road.

The designed water supply system is pumping through four pumping stations each with a capacity of 8,567.28M3/day. And each pump has capacity of 120.24m3/hr.

The system components are:

    • Nine boreholes in Erer Valley
    • 13km Collector pipelines
    • 18km transmission pipelines
    • Four Booster Station with each with four pumps, Standby generator and Automated SCADA system

5. Feasibility Supply Study, Design & Bid Document Preparation Felte & Surrounding Villages Water Supply Project

  • Client: Oromia Water, Mines and Energy Bureau
  • Contract Period: January 2016- April 2016

Project Description

The project area referred in this contract under Felte, also included villages of Fincho and Bere-Dimtu villages, all are located in the Rayitu Woreda of Bale Zone. All three project villages are located on Rayitu-Ime highway southeast of Rayitu town at about 40 to 50km.

The Project Villages are the most remote parts of the Oromia Regional Government, Felte and surrounding areas is situated in the southwestern part of Oromia Regional State, in Bale Zone, Raytu Woreda at geographical coordinate of UTM/Adandan 702568E Longitude and 0776433N latitude at a distance of 642 km from Finfinne, 212 km from Robe Town, the zone capital and 40 km from Rayitu Town, the woreda capital

The project villages are a cluster of village’s camps with central administration on main Rayitu-Ime road. The village lies on flat to gentle slope terrain with an elevation of 990-1010m asl.

The assignment include source investigation, design of multi-village water supply system, establishment and training of village WASHCO’s.

Table1: Existing & projected Population of the Villages

Village /Year

2016

2019

2024

2029

2034

2039

Felte

1,447

1,637

1,996

2,409

2,881

3,412

Fincho

1,323

1,497

1,825

2,203

2,634

3,119

Bere-Dimtu

2,667

3,017

3,678

4,441

5,310

6,288

Total

5,437

6,151

7,498

9,053

10,825

12,819

The project resulted in achieving conventional water supply system with proper community management system

The system components are:

    1. Ground Water Development through borehole drilling
    2. Design of transmission main from borehole to service reservoir
    3. Sizing of service reservoir
    4. Design of distribution system
    5. Design of Electoro-mechanical system
    6. Establishment of WASCHO & different Manuals

6. Gimbi Town Landslide Assessment & Management Strategies Preparation & Construction Supervision

  • Client: Oromia Industry & Urban Development Bureau
  • Contract Period: May 2015- July 2015: Study Phase, & 18 months for construction supervision

Project Description

This project is the first of its kind in the country, to prepare both structural and planning management strategies for landslide hazard devastated town in Western Ethiopaia-Gimbi Town. Gimbi Town is the Capital of East Wolloga Zone of Oromia Regional Government. Gimbi town is located at a distance of 441 Km from Addis Ababa. 

This town is a center of Coffee production and market in western Ethiopia, is a major connection and transport hub for western Ethiopia. However, due to poor infrastructure provision and total absence of urban drainage facilities, the town had suffered significant damage by rainfall triggered landslide.

To rescue the town from this natural disaster, we have conducted a comprehensive and detain investigation of all the town with emphasis on the landslide hotspots, and identified triggering mechanisms and others factors contributing to the problem.

The Management strategy proposed both physical structural facilities and planning strategies by preparing Landslide Hazard Zonation Map.

The structural measures are both remedial and preventative/stabilizing activities, while the hazard map would be used to revise the land use and other infrastructure plans in the long run.

7. Environmental and Social Impact Assessment & Ground Water Modelling Study for Erer Water Supply Project

  • Client: Harari Water Supply & Sewerage Authority
  • Contract Period: Feb 2016 – April 2016

Project Description

This project is undertaken to establish Environmental and Social soundness of the Erer Water Supply Project undertaken by Harari Regional Government in Erer Valley. The project aims at establishing probable Environmental and Social Impacts of the project in Erer Valley settlements due to the ground water abstraction in the shallow alluvial plains both by Oromia Regional Government and Harari Regional Government.

The Erer valley is currently the source of water for several rural villages, in addition there are ongoing activities to supply, Babile Woreda, Fadis Wordas of Oromia region; thus the Erer Water Supply project is additional abstraction. Therefore; there is a genuine need to undertake the overall impact due to the cumulative abstraction.

The ground water numerical simulation and modeling established the adequacy of the valley for the current and ongoing projects. In addition different sensitivity analysis showed the significant impacts that might be caused by minor decrease in recharge and increase in discharge that also used to put forward the necessary measures to be taken while ensuring safe abstraction and equitable use of the valley.

8. Bishoftu Drainage Network System Master Plan and Chelelek Rehabilitation Study & Design Service, Construction Supervision & Contract Administration Service

  • Client: Bishoftu City Administration of Oromia National Regional State
  • Main Consultant: OBON VOYAGE Architects and Engineers Consultant
  • Contract Period: May 2016 - July 2017

Project Description

This project is undertaken in Bishoftu Town of Oromia National Regional Government, East Shewa Zone, Adea woreda, at a distance of 44 Km from Addis Ababa.

The total area of the study is over 18,278 hectors and the total town population is over 200,000. The town is located in the exponentially transforming industrial and development corridor of the country the Addiss-Adama Corridor. The town itself is a major industrial center and a hub to several Resort Hotels along its several crater lakes.

The activities performed:

  • Extensive mapping of all existing drainage facilities and infrastructures
  • Preparation of Drainage Master Plan
  • Checking hydraulic adequacy of existing drainage system and integrating with the new master plan.
  • Preparation of Detail Design and Bidding documents
  • Preparation of Implementation Schedule and prioritization plan

9. BURAYU CITY URBAN DRAINAGE MASTER PLAN STUDY & DESIGN

  • Client: Burayu City Administration of Oromia National Regional State
  • Main Consultant: OBON VOYAGE Architects and Engineers Consultant
  • Contract Period: January 2016- June 2016

Project Description

This project is undertaken in Burayu Town of Oromia National Regional Government, North-Western of Addis Ababa at about 10km, in Finfinne Surrounding Omomia Special Zone.

The total area of the study is over 9,000.00 hectors and the total town population is over 115,000.

The town is located at the foothills of Entoto, and Drainage master plan preparation was vital for town and the project realized the planning of the first drainage master plan for the town since its formation.


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