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Five consortiums pre-qualified to submit bids for two sewage treatment projects in KSA

SWPC conducting a competitive process to select a developer or developer consortium for the development of the projects

The Saudi Water Partnership Company (SWPC) has announced five international consortiums have been pre-qualified to bid for two new independent sewage treatment plants (ISTPs). The Buraydah 2 ISTP will have a total treatment capacity of 150,000cu m/day, while Tabuk 2 ISTP will have a total treatment capacity of 90,000cu m/day.

The consortiums include Acciona Agua (with partner International Water Distribution Company {Tawzea}; FCC Aqualia (with partner Alkhorayef Water & Power Technologies and Alfanar Company); and G S Inima Environment (with Al Jomaih Energy and Water Company). The other prequalified bidders are Japanese group Marubeni Corporation and Metito Utilities Limited, a statement said.

As per the terms of the agreement, SWPC will conduct a competitive process to select a developer or developer consortium for the development, financing, engineering, procurement, construction, implementation, ownership, operation, maintenance and transfer of the projects, together with associated infrastructure and facilities.

The statement noted that the successful bidder will be awarded the Bundled ISTPs but each project shall be implemented by a separate project company, which will be incorporated by the successful bidder following award of the Bundled ISTPs.

Under a 25-year sewage treatment agreement (STA) with SWPC, the two project companies are to be incorporated to develop each project and will treat the entire sewage capacity supplied by SWPC.

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