The Saudi Water Partnership Company (SWPC) has revealed the list of 10 companies/consortia pre-qualified to bid for the project to build desalination facilities in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province, reports Utilities ME.
The project has the largest seawater reverse osmosis IWP tendered capacity in the world. The companies/consortia pre-qualified to bid for Jubail-3 IWPs are:
- International Company for Water and Power Projects (ACWA)
- FCC Aqualia S.A, Haji Abdullah Alireza & Co. Ltd. (HAACO) and Alfanar Co.
- COBRA INSTALACIONES Y SERVICIOS, S.A.
- ENGIE Middle East
- Malakoff International Limited
- Marubeni Corporation and Power and Utility Company for Jubail and Yanbu (Marafiq)
- Mitsubishi Corporation
- SUEZ Group
- Veolia Middle East
- Utico FZC
The desalination facilities will be located on the Persian Gulf coast, south of the Jubail Industrial City, next to existing plant units (Jubail Phase 1, Jubail Phase 2 and Jubail RO plants). Power supply will be facilitated from the high voltage network.
SWPC (formerly Water & Electricity Company) had initially, in 2018, invited expressions of interest for an integrated water desalination and power plant of 1,170,000 m3/day of potable water capacity and 3,000 MW of power. The concept was later revised and the company decided to divide it into two IWPs of 600,000 m3/day potable water capacity for Jubail-3A and 570,000 m3/day potable water capacity for Jubail-3B.
Under a concession of 25 years, the selected company will sell the entire capacity and output to SWPC under a Water Purchase Agreement.