Global utility companies eye mega Jubail project

2058634656 1b1ed845a1 oA total of 43 global utility developers have submitted bids to develop an independent water and power project (IWPP) at the south of Jubail Industrial City on the Arabian Gulf Coast, said Saudi Water Partnership Company (SWPC)

As reported by Gulf Construction Online, out of the 43 utility developers, 11 are regional heavyweights including Acwa Power, Kuwait-based Gulf Investment Corporation, UAE's MDC Power Holding Company and others.

Other regional companies include Nesma Holding, Saudi Technologists Consulting Engineers And Partners Company (Satech); Bahr Rawafid Company (Rawafid); Shibh Al Jazira General Contracting; Amwal Al Khaleej; Saudi Services for Electro Mechanic Works (SSEM) and many others, noted the source.

International industry giants that submitted bid for the mega project are General Electric Company; Engie, Veolia and EDF ; Acciona Agua, Cobra and Abengoa; Mitsubishi, Sumitomo, Mitsui and Marubeni besides Chinese consortiums led by Harbour Engineering Arabia Company and JSG, Korea’s Kepco and Indian utility group Nutek, according to the senior SWPC officials.

The new Jubail Phase 3 plant will be located adjacent to the existing plant units (Jubail Phase 1, Jubail Phase 2 and Jubail RO plants) in the eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, the source further added.

After completion, the project is set to have a capacity of 1.17mn cu/m per day of potable water through 60 per cent reverse osmosis (RO) and 40 per cent thermal desalination technology, respectively.

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