On Thursday Saudi Arabia’s Water Partnership Company (SWPC) announced that it had received Expressions of Interest (EOI) from 62 companies, including 23 Saudi firms, for the Madinah 3 sewage treatment plant project (Madinah 3 ISTP).
The sewage treatment facility will have a total treatment capacity of 375,000 m3/day and is to be built in the city of Madinah, in the west of Saudi Arabia.
Companies from all over the world expressed their interest in the project, including Spain-based Acciona, Abengoa, Almar Water Solutions, FCC Aqualia, Grupo Cobra and GS Inima, as well as the Chinese companies: China Communications Construction Co, Everbright Water, China Geo-Engineering Corporation International; China Gezhouba Group Co; China Harbor Engineering Company, China Nonferrous Metal Industry's Engineering and Construction Co, China State Construction Engineering Corporation, SafBon Water Service, Jinluo Water and SIIC Environment. India’s firm VA Tech Wabag and Yenigun Group from Turkey also sent their EOIs, as did Egypt’s Elsewedy Electric PSP, Hassan Allam Holding, Hussein Refaei and Orascom Construction. Other companies to send in their EOIs include: Marubeni Corporation and Sojitz Corporation from Japan, South Korea's Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction and POSCO, FISIA ITALIMPIANTI from Italy, UAE's TAQA; AquaTreat, METITO and Utico, Strukton International and Arkoil Technologies from the Netherlands, Russia's Ecos Group, Nelson Environmental from Canada, and lastly, Oman's Majis Industrial Services.
The 23 companies from Saudi Arabia to respond to SWPC's EOI invite are: Advanced Water Technology; Al Bawani Water & Power; Al Mashariq Trading & Contracting; Al Rajhi Holding Group; Al Yamama Company; Alawael Modern Contracting Company; Al-enjaz Trading & Contracting Company; Alfanar; Alkawther Industries Co; Engicon; Arabian Partnership; Consolidated Contractors Co; Environmental Engineering Est; Hadeem Contracting; Haji Abdullah Alireza & Co (HAACO); Marafiq; Miahona Company; Mowah Company; Tamasuk Holding Company; Tawzea; Zamil Operations & Maintenance Co; Shibh Al Jazira Contracting Company and Nesma Water & Energy.
The selected company or consortium will develop, finance, engineer, procure, construct, implement, operate, maintain and own the sewage plant.
According to Saudi Water Partnership Company, under a 25-year Sewage Treatment Agreement (“STA”) with SWPC, the selected firm will design the project and will treat the entire sewage capacity supplied by SWPC. It also said that SWPC's obligations under the STA will be backed by a credit support agreement from the Saudi government.
The project commercial operation date is 2023.