The Buraidah 2 sewage treatment plant being built near the city of Buraydah, in north-central Saudi Arabia, is on track to be completed in 2024, Saudi Water Partnership Company (SWPC) announced recently, reports Zawya.
SWPC had selected a consortium led by the Spain-based water expert ACCIONA and Saudi partners Tawzea and Tamasuk and it is being implemented on a BOOT (Build, Own, Operate and Transfer) model. The project is worth $225 million and is expected to have a capacity of 150,000 cu m/day.
"The Buraidah 2 project is going as per plan and with the work in full swing, SWPC expects the plant to launch its commercial operations as per schedule in the second quarter of 2024," said its CEO Engineer Khaled Al Qureshi, during an inspection tour of the Buraidah 2 project site.
Al Qureshi added that the ACCIONA-led consortium will develop, design, finance, construct and operate the sewage facility for 25 years and will also build 34 km of recycled water collectors for the plant, located approximately 400 km from Riyadh.