The Saudi Water Partnership Company (SWPC) released a statement announcing the list of prequalified bidders for the development of the Jubail 4 & 6 Independent Water Project, which will be designed using Reverse Osmosis seawater desalination technology.
The desalination facility will be situated 18 kilometers south of Jubail Industrial City on the Arabian Gulf Coast, in close proximity to the existing plant units (Jubail Phase 1, Jubail Phase 2, Jubail 3A & 3B) within the Eastern Province of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Following is the list of pre-qualified bidders (companies/consortia) for Jubail 4&6 IWP:
- Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC (TAQA)
- Acciona Agua S.A.
- ACWA Power
- Ajlan & Bros and Rawafid Industrial Company Consortium
- Al Jomaih Energy & Water Co. and Sogex Oman Co LLC Consortium
- GS Inima S.A.U.
- International Power S.A. (Engie)
- Marubeni Corporation
- Power and Water Utility Company for Jubail and Yanbu (Marafiq)
The Project is slated for construction with a potable water capacity of 600,000 cubic meters per day, encompassing the desalination plant and all related infrastructure and amenities.
In accordance with the prior announcement, SWPC aims to initiate a competitive tender process for the selection of a private sector developer (potentially a developer consortium) responsible for the Project's development, financing, procurement, implementation, operation, and maintenance.
The winning bidder, through the establishment of a project company, will oversee the Project's development and supply the complete capacity and output to SWPC under a 25-year concession, as outlined in a Water Purchase Agreement (WPA).
SWPC's commitments under the WPA will receive backing through a credit support agreement from the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.