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Saudi Aramco requests bids for a public-private partnership water project in the Zuluf oil field

  • Saudi Aramco requests bids for public-private partnership water project in the Zuluf oil field
    Credit: Saudi Aramco

Saudi Aramco, leading energy and chemicals producer, is inviting developers to submit their proposals for a public-private-partnership (PPP) water project in Zuluf, Saudi Arabia, informs Energy & Utilities.

The 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.

The Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) has been appointed as financial adviser for the project, while White & Case have been appointed as legal consultants, and ILF Consulting Engineers as technical consultants, according to project sources.

Saudi Aramco’s plans also include the development of a reverse osmosis desalination plant and an independent sewage treatment plant (ISTP) at the Zuluf oil filed.

Interested developers should submit their bids by October 31.

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