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Saudi Arabia appointed Preferred Bidder for Jubail 3A IWP

Saudi Water Partnership Company (SWPC), formerly known as Water & Electricity Company (WEC) announces the appointment of the preferred bidder for the Jubail-3A Independent Water Producer Project, IWP.

SWPC appointed the consortium includes Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power, Kuwait’s Gulf Investment Corporation, Saudi Arabia’s Al-Bawani Water & Power Company as preferred bidder for Jubail 3A IWP.

Earlier on 25 March 2020, SWPC published the Prices for Levelized Water Cost. ACWA Power led consortium has submitted the lowest Levelized Water Cost of 1.54861 SAR/Cu.m.

The Consortium Scope of Works associated development, design, financing, construction, commissioning, operation, and maintenance of Jubail 3A IWP of 600,000 m3/day.

The desalination plant will be located in the Jubail area, the eastern region of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Once the project commissioned, it will cater to Riyadh, Qassim, and Eastern Provinces with potable water.

The Project will comprise storage tanks of one-day production as well as in-house solar power to reduce the power consumption from the network.   

Under a concession of 25 years, the project company to be incorporated to develop the Project will sell all capacity and output to SWPC under a Water Purchase Agreement (WPA).

For Jubail 3A IWP, SWPC is advised by Synergy Consulting IFA Inc (Lead and Financial Adviser), DLA Piper Middle East LLP (Legal Adviser), and Atkins (Technical Adviser).

The Project Commercial Operation Date (PCOD) is expecting in 2022.

SWPC already assigned the following IWPs to developers:

  • Rabigh-3 IWP having plant capacity 600,000 Cu.m per day to ACWA Power Consortium
  • Shuqaiq-3 IWP having plant capacity 450,000 Cu.m per day to Marubeni Consortium.
  • Yanbu-4 IWP having plant capacity 450,000 Cu.m per day is awarded to Engie Consortium.

Jubail 3B IWP (Plant Capacity 570,000 m3/day) is in bidding stage.

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