The Saudi Water Partnership Company (SWPC) announced last week the qualified bidders for the development of an Independent Sewage Treatment Plant (ISTP), Madinah 3 ISTP.
Madinah 3 ISTP, which is to be constructed in the city of Madinah, in western Saudi Arabia, will have a total treatment capacity of 375,000 m3/day.
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.
Earlier this year, in January 2020, SWPC had invited companies to submit their expressions of interest (“EOI”). A total of 62 companies participated in the tender process, of which 23 were Saudi Arabian firms.
The Saudi Water Partnership Company (SWPC) has said the following companies/consortia are pre-qualified to bid for Madinah 3 ISTP:
- Acciona Agua and International Water Distribution Company (Tawzea)
- FCC Aqualia, Alkhorayef Water & Power Technologies and Alfanar Company
- GS Inima Environment and Al Jomaih Energy and Water Company
- Marubeni Corporation
- Metito Utilities Limited
- Veolia Middle East
SWPC will conduct a competitive process to select a developer or developer consortium for the development, financing, engineering, procurement, construction, implementation, ownership, operation, maintenance and transfer of the sewage treatment plant together with associated infrastructure and facilities.
For this project, SWPC is being advised by:
- Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (DIFC Branch – Dubai) as Lead and Financial Adviser
- DLA Piper as Legal Adviser
- WS Atkins & Partners Overseas Engineering Consultants as Technical Adviser