The Saudi Water Partnership Company (SWPC) has issued a Request for Qualification (RFQ) to developers interested in the Small Sewage Treatment Plant (SSTP) Programme in the Jazan region.
Last June, the SWPC announced the list of companies who submitted expressions of interest (EOI) for the Jazan SSTP Programme, including 47 companies, as part of 38 consortia.
The Jazan SSTPs make up the first cluster of an extensive programme by the SWPC to provide sewage treatment in small but heavily populated rural and peri-urban areas. The cluster corresponding to the Jazan region comprises the development of 20 small sewage treatment plants of different capacities and their collections networks. In total they will provide a combined capacity of 104,500 m3/day, including 1,500 km of pipelines.
SWPC will select a developer or developer consortium for the development, financing, engineering, procurement and construction of both the SSTPs and collection networks, and additionally, ownership, operation, maintenance and transfer of the SSTPs. After construction, the collection networks will be handed over to the National Water Company (NWC).
The SSTPs will be procured under a build, own, operate and transfer (BOOT) model for a 25-year term, whereas the collection networks will be procured under a design, build, finance and transfer (DBFT) model.
The selected company will be incorporated to develop the project and treat the sewage under a 25-year sewage treatment and collection network implementation agreement (STCNIA) with SWPC.