Saudi Aramco, officially the Saudi Arabian Oil Company, has received bids for the project to develop an independent wastewater treatment plant (IWTP) at the Ras Tanura complex, located on the eastern coast of the country, reports Energy & Utilities.
According to the news agency, at least two companies submitted bids for the wastewater treatment plant, including Metito and Miahona.
Saudi Aramco’s complex at Ras Tanura is one of the world’s largest crude oil terminals, with a refining capacity of 550,000 barrels a day (b/d).
The winning bidder will not only develop the wastewater treatment plant, but also a 22km-long treated sewage effluent (TSE) pipeline.
Saudi Aramco is currently overseeing other public-private partnership (PPP) water projects.
In June 2021, Saudi Aramco invited developers to submit their proposals for a public-private-partnership (PPP) water project in Zuluf, Saudi Arabia.
The Zuluf project involves a water treatment plant with an initial capacity of 185,000 cubic metres per day. The plant will treat water from the Zuluf oil field, which will be afterwards reinjected back into the oil field.
The Zuluf field is a super-giant oil field located in the Arabian Gulf, about 40 km offshore the north-east coast of Saudi Arabia, at a shallow water depth of approximately 40 m. The field is undergoing expansion to increase its production capacity.