Saudi Arabia selects preferred bidder for Buraydah and Tabuk ISTP projects
Saudi Water Partnership Company (SWPC) has selected the preferred bidders for the Buraydah 2 and Tabuk 2 independent sewage treatment plants (ISTPs)
Saudi Water Partnership Company (SWPC) has selected the preferred bidders for the Buraydah 2 and Tabuk 2 independent sewage treatment plants (ISTPs).
A consortium of Spain’s Acciona and the local Tawzea and Tamasuk was selected as the preferred bidder with a combined levelised cost for both projects of SR1.435/cubic metre cm).
A consortium of Spain’s Aqualia and local firms Alfanar and Al-Khorayef was selected as the reserve bidder with a combined tariff for both projects of SR1.7078/cm.
The Buraydah 2 ISTP will have a capacity of 150,000 cm/day (cm/d) and the Tabuk 2 ISTP scheme will have a capacity of 90,000 cm/d.
Energy & Utilities reported in April that Saudi Water Partnership Company (SWPC) had received bids from three groups for the Buraydah 2 and Tabuk 2 independent sewage treatment plants (ISTPs).
SWPC received bids from the following three groups:
- Acciona (Spain)/ Tawzea (local)/ Tamasuk (local)
- Aqualia (Spain)/ Alfanar (local)/ Al-Khorayef (local)
- Metito (UAE)/ Mowah (local)/ Nesma (local)
SWPC issued the tender documents for the Buraydah 2 ISTP and Tabuk 2 ISTP in June 2020.
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)
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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