ACWA Power submitted the lowest tariff at 0.53USD/m3 and was appointed to develop the desalination plant alongside the Saudi Brothers Commercial Company (SBCC) in Rabigh, Saudi Arabia. Rabigh 3 IWP will utilize reverse osmosis (RO) technology to produce a capacity of 600,000 cubic meters/day. The innovative design of this plant ensures the highest efficiency, reliability, and capability for any comparable plant in the world. The water output will serve the water demand of Makkah al-Mukarramah and Jeddah. This will ensure consistent, reliable, and steady water provides to the citizens of the two cities and villages, especially during demand peak time such as the Holy Month of Ramadan and Hajj seasons.
The Rabigh 3 IWP is being procured under a 25-year build-own-operate (BOO) agreement and will initiation commercial operation in Q1 2022.
|LOCATION||Rabigh, Western Saudi Arabia|
|DESALINATED WATER (‘000 m3/day)||600 m3/day|
|PROJECT COST||USD 750 Mn|
|COMMERCIAL OPERATIONAL DATE||Q1 2022|
|ACWA POWER SHARE||70.00%|
|OFFTAKE CONTRACT||PWPA–BOO–25 YR|
|PROJECT COMPANY||Rabigh Three Company|
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