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A £20 million pumping station at Folkestone is the centrepiece of a reshaped £120 million Dover and Folkestone waste water treatment programme on the Kent coast.Southern Water Services is expected to let contracts towards the end of the year for most of the programme. At Dover, sea outfall works are estimated to cost £13 million, while a pumping station with associated civils work will cost £12 million.Fitting out and mechanical and electrical works for the whole scheme are being let in one £7 million design and supply contract.Between Dover and Folkestone £25 million of headworks will be built, and nearer to Folkestone an £8 million transfer system will be constructed.At Folkestone the new pumping station will be a combination of low-lift and transfer pumping stations connected by a 40 m deep tunnel.Another £10 million secondary pumping station will be built at Folkestone beach. Storm outfalls at Folkestone are expected to cost £10 million, but the timing of their construction is 'fluid' says the client. CONSTRUCTION NEWS