Saudi Water Partnership Company (SWPC), the principal off-taker for water and wastewater projects in Saudi Arabia, has named the consortium of local company Miahona and Belgian-French company BESIX as the preferred bidder for its Al-Haer Independent Sewage Treatment (ISTP) project.
The project involves the construction and operation of a 200,000 cubic metres per day (m3/day) sewage treatment plant and a Treated Sewage Effluent (TSE) re-use system consisting of 32km transmission pipeline with a capacity of 400,000 m3, a pumping station and TSE reservoir tanks with a capacity of 200,000 m3.
SWPC said in a statement dated 23 October that the preferred bidder submitted a levelised treatment cost tariff of 1.9407 Saudi riyals/m3, equivalent to $0.52/m3, for the project.
The consortium of Spain's Acciona and local company Ajlan & Bros, which was named as the reserve bidder, submitted a tariff of 2.2041 riyals/m3 or $0.59/m3.
The project targets commercial operation by the third quarter of 2026, the SWPC statement said.
(Writing by Anoop Menon; Editing by Bhaskar Raj)
Subscribe to our Projects' PULSE newsletter that brings you trustworthy news, updates and insights on project activities, developments, and partnerships across sectors in the Middle East and Africa.