The Saudi Water Partnership Company (SWPC) is expected to announce the awarding of the Jubail 4 and 6 Independent Water project (IWP) in the second quarter of this year, specifically by mid-May, informs Zawya.
With a capacity of 600,000 cubic metres of drinking water per day, the new SWRO facility will be adjacent to the existing facilities Jubail Phase 1, Jubail Phase 2, and Jubail 3A & 3B.
The SWPC invited expressions of interest from developers and consortia to finance, build, operate and maintain the Jubail 4 & 6 IWP last December. Interested companies could submit their bids until January 9th 2023.
The Request for Qualification for the project was issued on January 26th, with a submission deadline of February 21st, 2023. The following 35 companies, which include 16 from Saudi Arabia, have expressed their interest in the new project:
1. Abengoa Agua
2. Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA)
3. Acciona Agua
4. ACWA Power
5. Ajlan & Bros Holding
6. Al Kawther Industries Co. Ltd.
7. Al Shalawi
8. Al Sharif Group Holding
9. Alfanar Company
10. Alghanim International General Trading and Contracting Co.
11. Aljomaih Energy and Water Company
12. Awad Saad Binzafrah Contracting Co
13. Buhur for Investment Co.
14. China First Heavy Industries International Development Co., (CFHI)
15. Elecnor Group
16. Fas Energy
17. Fisia Italimpianti
18. GS Inima
19. Hainan Litree Purifying Technology Co.
20. Kahrabel FZE (Engie Middle East)
21. Kindasa Water Services
22. Lantania Aguas
23. Marubeni Corporation
24. Metito Utilities
25. Mowah Company
26. Nesma Company
27. Orascom Construction
28. Power and Water Utility Company for Jubail and Yanbu (Marafiq)
29. Saleh Saeed Taishan and Sons
30. Saudi Pan Kingdom Company (SAPAC)
31. Shapoorji Pallonji
33. VA TECH WABAG
34. Veolia Middle East
35. Vishvaraj Environment
According to a project source, the plant would be completed in Q4 2026, at an estimated cost of $300 million.
The winning developer will be in charge of financing, procurement, implementation, operation and maintenance services for the project, and sell the entire capacity and output to SWPC under a 25-year concession pursuant to a Water Purchase Agreement (WPA).
KPMG Professional Services is the lead adviser and financial adviser to SWPC for the project; the legal adviser is Eversheds Sutherland; and WSP is the technical adviser.