SWPC issues RFP to bidders for two major Saudi sewage plants

Saudi Water Partnership Company (SWPC) has announced that request for proposals has been issued to all the qualified bidders for the development of its two key independent sewage treatment plants (ISTPs) at Buraydah and Tabuk regions of the kingdom. 

The Buraydah 2 ISTP, located in the Qassim region, approximately 400 km from Riyadh, will have a total treatment capacity of 150,000 cu m/day, while Tabuk 2 ISTP located in the north-western Saudi Arabia, will have a total treatment capacity of 90,000 cu m/day. 

According to SWPC, five major international utility project developer/developer consortiums have been prequalified to bid for the two plants, which are due to start commercial operations in the fourth quarter of 2023. 

These include the consortiums led by Spanish groups 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 leading Japanese group Marubeni Corporation and Metito Utilities Limited, a leader in total intelligent water management solutions in emerging markets. 

SWPC is being advised by Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (DIFC Branch – Dubai) as lead and financial adviser; DLA Piper as legal adviser; and WS Atkins & Partners Overseas Engineering Consultants as technical adviser for the Buraydah 2 and Tabuk 2 projects. 

Earlier in February, a total of 64 companies had submitted the expressions of interest (EOIs) nd of these, 25 were from Saudi Arabia. 

SWPC has announced that it 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 two ISTPs, together with associated infrastructure and facilities. 

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, said the statement from SWPC. 

Under a 25-year sewage treatment agreement with SWPC, the two project companies to be incorporated to develop each project will treat the entire sewage capacity supplied by SWPC, it added. – TradeArabia News Service 

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