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SWPC expected to announce Jubail 4 & 6 desalination project developers in Q2 of this year

  • SWPC expected to announce Jubail 4 & 6 desalination project developers in Q2 of this year

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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

32. Utico


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.

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