Saudi Water Partnership Company (SWPC) has issued a Request for Qualification (RFQ) for the development of the Jazan Small Sewage Treatment plant (SSTP) with a 104,500 cu m per day capacity.
The Jazan Cluster comprises 17 small plants with sizes ranging from 1,000 cu m/day to 15,000 cu m/day, together with associated collection networks of 1,500 km (with lengths ranging from 7 km to 415 km).
The main indicative plant features are expected to include the influent connections, tanker discharge points, all by-passes, inlet works and primary, secondary and tertiary treatment, pumping facilities including all the associated buildings, civil, structural, mechanical, electrical supply, control and instrumentation infrastructure, said the statement from SWPC.
According to SWPC, a total of 46 companies, including 27 Saudi firms, as part of 38 consortia, have expressed their interest in Jazan SSTP project.
Leading global giants vying for the Jazan project include Spanish heavyweights Acciona Agua, FCC Aqualia and Copasa; Saur Sas (France); Marubeni (Japan); Arkoil Technologies (Netherlands) and Indian group VA Tech Wabag in addition to Chinese majors - Jiangxi JDL Environmental Protection, Jinluo Water Company and Railway Construction Company.
Among the Saudi companies, the top names in the race are Ajlan & Bros Energy Company; Tawzea; AlFanar; Al Khorayef Water; Haji Abdullah Alireza; Amiantit; Nesma, Mowah Company and Tamasuk Holding in addition to some GCC players including Metito Utilities (UAE); Elsewedy Electric (Egypt) and Bahrain-based Lamar Holding, said the statement from SWPC.
Following the tender bid, the winning group, through a project company to be incorporated, would develop the SSTP project on a Build, Own, Operate and Transfer (BOOT) model under a 25-year Sewage Treatment and Collection Network Implementation Agreement with SWPC, while for the Collection Network, it will be on a Design, Build, Finance and Transfer (DBFT).
KPMG Al Fozan & Partners have been roped in as lead and financial advisors, while Jacobs Engineering Group (CH2M Saudi Limited) will be the technical advisor and Amer Al Amr Law Firm the legal advisor.-TradeArabia News Service