The Saudi Water Partnership Company (SWPC) invites expressions of interest (EOI) from firms for the implementation of an Outfall Pipeline for the Dammam West Independent Sewage Treatment Plant project, the SWPC has announced in a statement.
Last January the SWPC awarded the Dammam West Independent Sewage Treatment Plant (ISTP) project, through a competitive tender process to a consortium led by the Metito Group and comprising Metito, Mowah and Orascom Construction.
The Dammam West is the first independent sewage treatment plant project to be tendered to investors under a Build-Own-Operate-Transfer (BOOT) model. With a capacity of 200,000 m3/day (expandable up to 350,000 m3/day) it will serve the western region of Dammam.
The associated outfall pipeline will convey unused treated sewage effluent from the ISTP to the disposal location within the Arabian Gulf. The approximate length will be 29 km for the land and marine sections, with a capacity of up to 350,000 m3/day.
The SWPC will select a developer or developer consortium for the development, financing, engineering, procurement, construction, implementation of the pipeline, which will be transferred to the National Water Company (“NWC”) after construction. NWC will then assume responsibility for operation & maintenance.
SWPC expects to sign an Outfall Pipeline Development Agreement (“OPDA”) with the selected developer / developer consortium, with payments to be made over a term to be determined commencing from the date of transfer to NWC. SWPC’s obligations under the OPDA will be supported by a credit support from the Government of Saudi Arabia.
SWPC advisors for the transaction are Deloitte Financial Advisory Services Limited as lead and financial Adviser, Atkins Global as technical adviser, and Pinsent Masons as legal adviser. Interested developers should submit their EOIs by July 18.