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Saudi Arabia’s Shuqaiq IWP gets six bids

The IWP will have a capacity of 450,000 cubic metres a day (cm/d)

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Project will be developed under the independent water project (IWP) model
Project will be developed under the independent water project (IWP) model

Saudi Arabia’s Water & Electricity Company (WEC) has received six proposals for the planned

Six proposals have been submitted for Saudi Arabia’s Shuqaiq independent water project (IWP), according to the Water & Electricity Company (WEC), which received the bids.

An assortment of international consortiums submitted the bids on 3 September, reported MEED.

The IWP will have a capacity of 450,000 cubic metres a day (cm/d).

The groups that submitted proposals are: Veolia (France) / Marafiq (local) / Alamwal al-Khaleejiah al-thaniya (local), FCC Aqualia (Spain) / Nesma (local) / Haaco (local), and Marubeni Corporation (Japan) / Acciona Agua (Spain) / Abdul Latif Jameel (local) / Bahr Rawafid (local).

Others are Engie (France) / Mitsubishi Corporation (Japan) / SSEM (local) / Metito (local)Acwa Power (local) / Al-Babtain Contracting (local) and Cobra (Spain) / Orascom (Egypt) / Al-Blagha Investment (local)

The plant will use membrane reverse osmosis (RO) technology, and will be developed in the town of Shuqaiq, located on the Red Sea coast about 137 kilometres north of Jizan.

The Shuqaiq project will be developed under a build, own and operate model (BOO), with a project company to be formed and 100 per cent owned by the successful bidder.

The selected bidder will sign a 25-year water purchase agreement (WPA) with WEC, which will be the offtaker for the produced water, reported MEED.

The client is aiming to select the preferred bidder by 1 November, and hopes to sign the WPA with the successful bidder on 13 December.

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