Saudi Arabia’s National Water Company (NWC) announced with the release of a press release, that it had awarded two Long Term Operation and Maintenance (LTOM) contracts for the rehabilitation, operation and maintenance of six sewage treatment plants in Makkah and Jeddah. The two contracts have a combined value of 1.592 billion Saudi Riyals (US$425 million).
The firm awarded the first of the two LTOM contracts for a period of ten years and worth more than 1.2 billion riyals (around US$320 million) to a consortium of France’s Veolia and Saudi companies Awael and Civil Works Company (CWC) for four wastewater treatment plants in Jeddah.
Eng. Nemer Al-Shebel, CEO (Interim), NWC, said "The value of the first contract with Veolia-CWC-Awael is 1.200 billion Saudi Riyals (equivalent to some 320 million USD, at a levelized tariff of SR 0.43/m3 i.e. about USD 0.11/m3".
NWC awarded the second LTOM contract worth 392 millon riyals to the Saudi consortium of Thabat and Miahona to rehabilitate, operate and maintain two sewage treatment plants in Makkah Al Mukarramah for ten years.
Eng. Nemer Al-Shebel, CEO (Interim) said that the rehabilitation and O&M works would be done at Hada and Arana for a total treatment capacity of 500,000 m3/day together with rehabilitation works by the consortium for 110 million SAR.
Nemer Alshebel said: “In October we will issue the Forth package for Riyadh Sewage Treatment Plants. It is for investment in STPs at (Al Hayer and Heet) in Riyadh for 870,000 m3/day and in the last quarter of this year, we will tender investment opportunities for local and international companies for STPs at Eastern Cluster including Al-Dammam, Al Khobar and Al-Ahsa for 1.1 million m3/day". He noted that these partnerships were attracting important consortia to relaunch the brownfield assets for a new 10 to 15 years' period with private investment at very competitive prices."