01 November 2018
Marafiq, the utility services provider for the industrial cities of Jubail and Yanbu in Saudi Arabia, announced on Wednesday that it awarded a half a billion Saudi riyals ($133.3 million) contract for the expansion of the Jubail wastewater treatment plant.
The design and build contract for expansion of Sanitary Wastewater Treatment Plant-9 (SWTP-9) was awarded to a consortium led by India-headquartered water technology group VA Tech Wabag, the company said in a press statement.
The statement said "SWTP-9 Stage 6 expansion will comprise of a 'stand-alone' treatment works" to treat sanitary wastewater from Jubail and its industrial city.
Marafiq president and CEO Abdullah Al-Buainain said in the statement that the company "is confident of providing world-class utility facilities to the new-wave of growth for the Saudi Vision 2030 industrial ventures."
In a separate stock exchange statement filed on Wednesday, VA Tech Wabag said it was awarded an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract by Marafiq for 120 megalitres per day [120,000 cubic metres per day] first phase of Jubail sewage treatment plant expansion project.
The statement filed with the National Stock Exchange (NSE) noted that Marafiq plans to expand the plant in two phases to a total capacity of 200 MLD (200,000 m3/day).
(Reporting by Anoop Menon; Editing by Michael Fahy)
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