Saudi Water Partnership Company (SWPC) has prequalified major developers for two of its key projects: the small sewage treatment plant (SSTP) and collection network (CN) for Jazan Cluster with a total capacity of 104,500 cu m per day; and the Al Haer Independent Sewage Treatment Plant (ISTP) project

A total of 19 developers, including 10 Saudi groups, are vying for the contract to develop the small sewage treatment plant and collection network for Jazan Cluster, which comprises 17 small plants with sizes ranging from 1,000 cu m per day to 15,000 cu m per day, together with associated collection networks of 1,500 km (with lengths ranging from 7 km to 415 km).

The scope of work includes the influent connections, tanker discharge points, by-passes, inlet works and primary, secondary and tertiary treatment, pumping facilities including all associated buildings, civil, structural, mechanical, electrical supply, control and instrumentation infrastructure, said SWPC.

The list of the bidders (lead and/or technical) for the Jazan project include French water expert Saur Group; Italian EPC major Ercole Marelli Impianti Tecnologici and California-based Merit Technologies; in addition to Chinese heavyweights – Harbour Engineering Company, China Railway Construction Company, CITIC Construction and China State Construction Engineering Corporation; as well as Hong Kong’s Bio Treat International; and UAE’s Metito Utilities Limited.

The big Saudi players in the race are Ajlan & Bros Energy Company; Tawzea; AlFanar; Al Khorayef Water; Mowah; Al Yamama Company; Al-Jazea; Civil Works Company; Miahona Company and SARH Attaqnia Construction Company, said SWPC.

SWPC has also announced that a total of 24 international utility project developers have prequalified for the Al Haer Independent Sewage Treatment Plant (ISTP) project located in Riyadh Province that boasts a total 200,000 cu m per day capacity.

Among other developments, SWPC has announced that request for proposals (RFPs) has been issued to all prequalified bidders to participate in a competitive tender for the Rabigh-4 Independent Water Project (IWP).

A total of 39 utility project developer consortiums, including 21 local firms, had expressed their interests in developing the key reverse osmosis (RO) seawater desalination plant, which on completion, will boast a potable water capacity of 600,000 cu m/day.

The project, to be located in Rabigh, 180 km northwest of Makkah, on the Red Sea coast in the kingdom’s Western Province, will include the water desalination plant and all associated infrastructure and facilities.