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Madina-3 ISTP RFP has been issued to the qualified bidders

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The Saudi Water Partnership Company (SWPC) on Monday issued the Request for Proposal to the qualified bidders of Madinah 3 Independent Sewage Treatment Plant (ISTP).

The facility, which is expected to start operations in the first quarter of 2024, according to the company, will have a total capacity of 375,000 m3/day.

This public-private partnership (PPP) project is to be constructed in the city of Madinah, in the west of Saudi Arabia.

A total of six companies and consortia were pre-qualified to bid for Madinah 3 ISTP earlier this year, in May 2020. The list of companies included Acciona Agua and International Water Distribution Company (Tawzea) consortium; FCC Aqualia, Alkhorayef Water & Power Technologies and Alfanar Company consortium; GS Inima Environment and Al Jomaih Energy and Water Company consortium; Marubeni Corporation; Metito Utilities, and Veolia Middle East.

According to Utilities Middle East, the company posted a statement on their website that read: “SWPC will conduct a competitive process to select a developer or developer consortium for the development, financing, engineering, procurement, construction, implementation, ownership, operation, maintenance and transfer of the Project, together with associated infrastructure and facilities.”

Under a 25-year Sewage Treatment Agreement (“STA”) with SWPC, a project company is to be incorporated to develop the Project and will treat the entire sewage capacity supplied by SWPC.

The selected company will be in charge of the development, financing, engineering, procurement, construction, implementation, ownership, operation, maintenance and transfer of the Project, together with associated infrastructure and facilities.

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