Saudi expected to issue produced water treatment plant tender in Q4

Plant to treat produced water from offshore oil field

  
A tour guide walks past the filters in the Reverse Osmosis Building during tour of the Carlsbad Desalination plant in Carlsbad, California, December 14, 2015. Image used for illustrative purposes.

A tour guide walks past the filters in the Reverse Osmosis Building during tour of the Carlsbad Desalination plant in Carlsbad, California, December 14, 2015. Image used for illustrative purposes.

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Saudi Aramco is expected to release the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) tender for its $60 million Zuluf Oil Field Sea Water Reverse Osmosis (SWRO) plant by third quarter of 2020, according to a source.

"The EPC pre-qualification documents submission has been extended from 11 March to 30 June 30 the EPC tender expected to be released by mid-October 2020," the source told Zawya Projects, adding that the project completion is scheduled for fourth quarter 2023.

Fichtner Consulting Engineers is the Front End Engineering Design (FEED) consultant, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) is the financial advisor and White & Case is the legal advisor for the project, a second source told Zawya Projects.

The SWRO plant would have a design capacity of 490,000 cubic metres a day (m3/day) and storage tanks. It will treat water produced at the Zuluf oil field," the source added.

Zuluf Field in the Arabian Gulf is one of the largest offshore oilfields in the world, according to past media reports.

(Reporting by Senthil Palanisamy; Editing by Anoop Menon)

(anoop.menon@refinitiv.com)

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