Saudi Arabia issues tender for two more independent sewage treatment projects

Saudi Arabia issues tender for two more independent sewage treatment projects

21 Jun 2020

The Buraydah ISTP is planned to have a sewage treatment capacity of 150,000 cm/d, with the Tabuk 2 ISTP scheduled to have a capacity of 90,000 cm/d. The plants are due to begin commercial operations in the fourth quarter of 2023.

 

Saudi Water Partnership Company (SWPC) has issued tender documents for the planned Buraydah 2 and Tabuk 2 independent sewage treatment plants (ISTPs).

Energy & Utilities reported in May that SWPC had prequalified five groups to participate in the tender for the two ISTPs, which will have a combined total capacity of 240,000 cubic metres a day (cm/d).

The client has prequalified the following five groups to participate in the tender:

  • Acciona Agua (Spain)/ International Water Distribution Company (Tawzea)
  • FCC Aqualia (Spain)/ Alkhorayef Water & Power Technologies (local)/ Alfanar Company (local)
  • GS Inima Environment (South Korea)/ Al-Jomaih Energy & Water Company (local)
  • Marubeni Corporation (Japan)
  • Metito

The Buraydah ISTP is planned to have a sewage treatment capacity of 150,000 cm/d, with the Tabuk 2 ISTP scheduled to have a capacity of 90,000 cm/d. The plants are due to begin commercial operations in the fourth quarter of 2023.

SWPC also recently issued tender documents to prequalified developers for the planned Medina 3 ISTP.

The winning developer for all three ISTP projects will sign a 25-year sewage treatment agreement (STA) with SWPC. The sewage capacity will be supplied by SWPC.

The STA will be supported by a credit support agreement from the Saudi government.

SWPC has appointed Japan’s Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation as lead and financial adviser, UK-based Atkins as technical adviser and UK legal firm DLA Piper as legal consultant.

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