Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 is an ambitious plan to reduce the country’s dependence on oil and develop public service sectors like health, infrastructure and tourism, which was first announced in 2016. Among other things, it recognises the critical importance of ensuring the future provision of sewage treatment services for residents of Saudi Arabia.
In order to meet these requirements, the Saudi Water Partnership Company (SWPC) launched a programme to commission new Independent Sewage Treatment Plants.
The company now invites expressions of interest (EOIs) for the design and construction of two new ISTPs, Buraydah 2 ISTP and Tabuk 2 ISTP, as well as the Madinah-3 ISTP.
Buraydah 2 ISTP will have a total treatment capacity of 150,000 m3/day. It will be located near the city of Buraydah (in the Qassim region) in north-central Saudi Arabia, approximately 400 km from Riyadh. Meanwhile, Tabuk 2 ISTP will have a total treatment capacity of 90,000 m3/day and it will be located near the city of Tabuk in north-western Saudi Arabia.
Under a 25-year Sewage Treatment Agreement with SWPC, the two project companies to be incorporated to develop each project will treat the entire sewage capacity supplied by SWPC. SWPC’s obligations under the agreement will be supported by a credit support agreement from the Government of Saudi Arabia.
SWPC is currently considering the option to bundle the Buraydah 2 ISTP and the Tabuk 2 ISTP (together the “Bundled ISTPs”).
In such case, the bidders will be required to bid for the Bundled ISTPs together under one RFP. The successful bidder will be awarded the Bundled ISTPs but each Project shall be implemented by a separate project company, which will be incorporated by the successful bidder following award of the Bundled ISTPs.
The Saudi Water Partnership Company has said interested parties should express their interest to participate in the tender process by no later than 4 February 2020.
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