Acciona, Marubeni vie for Saudi sewage treatment plant project

Under a 25-year sewage treatment agreement with SWPC, the two project companies to be incorporated to develop each project will treat the entire sewage capacity supplied by SWPC

  
Image used for illustrative purpose. water treatment plant.

Image used for illustrative purpose. water treatment plant.

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Saudi Water Partnership Company (SWPC) has announced that five international consortiums have been pre-qualified to bid for two new independent sewage treatment plants (ISTPs) at Buraydah and Tabuk regions of the kingdom.

The consortiums include those led by Spanish groups Acciona Agua (with partner International Water Distribution Company {Tawzea}; FCC Aqualia (with partner Alkhorayef Water & Power Technologies and Alfanar Company); and G S Inima Environment (with Al Jomaih Energy and Water Company).

The other prequalified bidders are leading Japanese group Marubeni Corporation and Metito Utilities Limited, a leader in total intelligent water management solutions in emerging markets.

Located near the city of Buraydah (in the Qassim region) in north-central Saudi Arabia, 400 km from Riyadh, The Buraydah 2 ISTP will have a total treatment capacity of 150,000 cu m/day, while Tabuk 2 ISTP, located in the kingdom's north-western region will have a total treatment capacity of 90,000 cu m/day.

As per the agreement, SWPC will conduct a competitive process to select a developer or developer consortium for the development, financing, engineering, procurement, construction, implementation, ownership, operation, maintenance and transfer of the projects, together with associated infrastructure and facilities.

The successful bidder will be awarded the Bundled ISTPs but each project shall be implemented by a separate project company, which will be incorporated by the successful bidder following award of the Bundled ISTPs.

Under a 25-year sewage treatment agreement (STA) with SWPC, the two project companies to be incorporated to develop each project will treat the entire sewage capacity supplied by SWPC.-TradeArabia News Service

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