Saudi Arabia’s National Center for Privatization & PPP (NCP), in cooperation with the targeted sectors for privatization in Saudi Arabia, announced last week the launch of the Privatization & PPP (P&PPP) pipeline consisting of 200 approved projects in 17 sectors.
Of the 200 approved schemes, seven are desalination projects starting 2024, representing an aggregate desalination capacity of 2.8 million cubic meters per day (m3/day), reports Zawya.
The Independent Water Plant (IWP) projects, owned by the Saudi Ministry of Environment, Water & Agriculture, would be procured under 25-year Build-Own-Operate (BOO) contracts.
Saudi Arabia will also tender six wastewater treatment projects in 2024.
The five Independent Sewage Treatment Plant (ISTP) projects and the sole Small Sewage Treatment Plants (SSTPs) and Collection Network project will treat wastewater for reuse in non-agriculture municipal and industrial applications.
The projects would be procured by the Ministry of Environment, Water & Agriculture, under Build-Own-Operate-Transfer (BOOT) contracts.
The five ISTPs represent an aggregate wastewater treatment capacity of 650,000 cubic metres per day (m3/day).
Lastly, Saudi Arabia will tender 10 strategic water reservoir projects, representing an aggregate water storage capacity of 36 million cubic metres (m3). The IWSRs, owned by the Ministry of Environment, Water & Agriculture, would be procured under 35-year Build-Own-Operate-Transfer (BOOT) contracts, and tendered over a seven-year period starting next year (2024).