Saudi Water Partnership Company (SWPC) has revealed it has received three bids for the Rayis-Rabigh Independent Water Transmission Pipeline (IWTP) project, reports MEED.
The Rayis- Rabigh IWTP is Saudi Arabia's first independent water transmission pipeline (IWTP) project. It will have a transmission capacity of 500,000 m3/day and a total length of 150 kilometers (km).
The three bidders are:
- Nesma Company / Abdul Aziz Al Ajlan Sons / Ajlan & Bros / Mutlaq Al-Ghowairi Contracting Company / Buhur for Investment Company (local)
- Cobra Instalaciones y Servicios (Spain) / Alkhorayef Water and Power Technologies (local) / Orascom Construction (Egypt)
- Vision International (local) / Taqa (UAE) / Gulf Investment Corporation ( (GIC) Kuwait)
The pipeline is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2025.
Last August, SWM reported that SWPC had issued the request for proposals (RFP) for the pipeline and in April of 2022, 14 companies had been prequalified.
Initially, the project was to have a transmission capacity of 900,000 m3/day and a total length of 100 Km.
The Rayis-Rabigh Independent Water Transmission Pipeline (IWTP) Project will be implemented on a build, own, operate and transfer (BOOT) basis.
The successful bidder will provide the entire transmission capacity to the Saudi utility company under a 35-year water transmission agreement.