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Privatisation of Ras al-Khair desalination plant suspended

  • Privatisation of Ras al-Khair desalination plant suspended
Analytical Technology (ATi)

The Supervisory Committee for Privatization of the Environment, Water and Agriculture sector of Saudi Arabia has suspended the privatisation project of the Ras al-Khair desalination plant, reports Energy & Utilities.

Earlier this month the Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) extended the deadline for submitting bids for the Ras al-Khair project. Seven companies and consortia had been invited to submit their bids to participate in the project last February.

The Ras al-Khair plant has a value of up to $3.5 billion, and a desalination capacity of over one million cubic metres per day.

The Supervisory Committee for Privatization has announced in a statement that the reason to suspend the tender was “to capitalise on knowledge and capacity built in the kingdom as a result of many years of experience in the areas of water desalination, new technologies, R&D and supply chains. A new engagement strategy and plan for the Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) assets such as Ras al-Khair plant will be announced shortly.”

“During the interim, SWCC will continue to be responsible for the management, operation and maintenance of the Ras al-Khair desalination and power plant, ensuring the continuity and security of supply of water and power to clients.”

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