PROJECTS: Saudi Arabia starts tendering process for Jubail - Buraidah water transmission pipeline

The project is being procured using Build, Own, Operate and Transfer model

  
Wastewater treatment plant. Image used for illustrative purpose.

Wastewater treatment plant. Image used for illustrative purpose.

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Saudi Water Partnership Company (SWPC), the principal offtaker for water and wastewater projects in Saudi Arabia, has invited Expressions of Interest (EOI) for the development and operation of the Jubail - Buraidah Independent Water Transmission Pipeline (IWTP) project.
 
With a transmission capacity of 650,000 cubic metres per day, and a length of 603 kilometres, the project would be procured on a Build, Own, Operate and Transfer (BOOT) basis, SWPC said in a statement posted on its website.
 
The statement said the project company would provide the entire transmission capacity to SWPC under a 35-year Water Transmission Agreement (WTA).
 
The deadline for submission of EOIs is 21 November.
 
The advisors on the project are Synergy Consulting IFA as Lead and Financial Adviser; Amer Al Amr Law Firm as Legal Adviser; and Fichtner as Technical Adviser, the statement noted.
 
Saudi Arabia's IWTP programme aims to develop potable Water Transmission Systems (WTS) network comprising of pipelines and interim/terminal storage facilities to provide critical connectivity between the consumption centres and the upcoming desalination plants.
 
(Writing by Senthil Palanisamy; Editing by Anoop Menon)
 
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