Saudi Water Partnership Company has selected the consortium comprising of Spain-based Cobra Instalaciones y Servicios and Saudi-based Tawzea as the preferred bidder for the design and development of Saudi Arabia’s Taif independent sewage treatment plant (ISTP), to be built near the city of Taif in the kingdom’s Makkah province.
The preferred bidder will be responsible for the development, design, financing, construction, commissioning, operation and maintenance of the sewage plant, which has a planned capacity of 100,000 cubic meters per day.
The Taif ISTP is part of the company's Vision 2030, which recognizes the critical importance of ensuring the future reliable provision of sewage treatment services for the quality of life of residents of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The Cobra-Tawzea consortium was chosen as the preferred bidder for its lowest bid (107.9 Halala per cu m) as against the consortia of Aqualia-AlKhorayef (116.28); Metito- Mowah-Al Jomaih (149.27) and Orascom-Miahona (150.48), reports Trade Arabia.
Earlier this year, 66 consortia had submitted their expressions of interest. Over half of the consortia were local, as well as international players such as Spain-based Acciona, and Aqualia, Marubeni Corportation, France’s Suez Groupe along with Japanese firms Hitachi and Sumitone.
SWPC has commissioned numerous leading global industry experts in the advisory role. Mizuho Bank will be the lead and financial advisor, WS Atkins and Partners Overseas Engineering Consultants are the technical advisors and White & Case LLP, the legal advisor.