The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has prequalified eleven firms and consortia to take part in the bidding for a planned public-private (PPP) water treatment scheme, called “Project Wave,” reports Energy & Utilities.
Situated in Al-Mirfa and Al-Nouf, the water treatment plants will have a combined treatment capacity of 210 million imperial gallons per day. The selected company or consortium will develop, finance, construct, operate and maintain two standalone greenfield seawater nanofiltration plants. And will also build pumping stations and transmission pipelines to transport the treated water to onshore fields, which will require approximately 450km of new pipeline infrastructure.
Project Wave is to be developed under a build, own, operate and transfer (BOOT) basis.
The successful bidders will form a special purpose vehicle (SPV) with Adnoc to deliver the BOOT scheme, with a long-term water treatment and transportation agreement (WTTA) to be signed between the SPV and Adnoc, the offtaker for the scheme. The project will be fully returned to Adnoc at the end of the WTTA.
This project is part of the company’s program to reduce carbon emissions in its development activities, as it is expected increase efficiencies and lead to a net reduction in CO2 emissions.
The new scheme will replace the present-day aquifer water injection systems used for maintaining reservoir pressure in onshore fields in Abu Dhabi with more sustainable water resources.
The list of prequalified companies is:
- Acciona Agua (Spain)
- Acwa Power (Saudi Arabia)
- Cobra Instalaciones Servicios (Spain)
- FCC Aqualia (Spain)
- Hutchinson Water International Holdings (Singapore)
- IDE Water Assets (Israel)
- Itochu Corporation (Japan)
- JERA (Japan)
- Marubeni Corporation (Japan)
- Six Construct (Belgium)
- Veolia (France)