Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power signed the EPC agreement for Jubail 3A IWP (Independent Water Producer) project.
The project has been awarded to China-based Construction company, SepcoIII.
Earlier, during April 2020, the Saudi Water Partnership Company signed the Project contract with the consortium includes Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power, Kuwait’s Gulf Investment Corporation (GIC), Saudi Arabia’s Al-Bawani Water & Power Company. (read more)
Jubail 3A IWP uses Sea Water Reverse Osmosis technology with a total plant capacity of 600,000 Cubic meters per day.
Under the terms of the contract, SEPCOIII will be responsible for the complete Engineering, Procurement and Construction of Jubail 3A IWP on a lump-sum turnkey basis.
Once the project commissioned, it will provide the drinking water to Riyadh, Qassim, and Eastern Provinces throughout the year.
The project comprises the construction of tanks for the storage of treated water with a capacity of one day of production, as well as a photovoltaic (PV) solar field.
Thus, it will be possible to reduce, in a sustainable way, the energy consumption of the desalination plant.
Jubail 3A IWP is the third SWRO project that has been assigned by ACWA Power to SEPCOIII.
Following are the other two desalination plants, which are under construction:
- The world’s largest reverse osmosis (RO) desalination plant, located in the Taweelah power and water generation complex, with a production capacity of 909,000 Cu.m/day in UAE.
- Rabigh 3 desalination plant, of 600,000 cu.m/day in Saudi Arabia