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Marubeni and Taqa finalise contracts for Saudi Aramco power and water project – Saudi Arabia

Japan’s Marubeni and Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (Taqa) have signed the final contracts and reached financial close for the project to develop a cogeneration power and water desalination project for Saudi Aramco

The Tanajib cogeneration power and steam component will have a power capacity of 940MW and a steam capacity of 1,084 tonnes per hour of steam. The desalination plant will have a capacity of 5.25 million imperial gallons a day (MIGD).

Marubeni and Taqa signed a water and energy conversion agreement for the greenfield industrial facility on 15 September, according to sources close to the scheme. Financial close for the project was reached on 15 October.

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Financial close achieved on major Saudi desalination project – Saudi Arabia

Saudi Water Partnership Company (SWPC), in association with a private consortium, has achieved financial close on the Jubail 3B Independent Water Project (IWP).

The project, which is a key part of the water schemes in Saudi Arabia developed under the public-private-partnership (PPP) structure, is expected to start commercial operation in 2024.

The consortium, comprising France-headquartered ENGIE (40 percent), Saudi-based Nesma Company Limited (30 percent) and Abdulaziz Al Ajlan Sons for Commercial and Real Estate Investment Ajlan And Bros Company (30 percent), was picked as preferred bidder on the project in April.

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Consortium buys Mekorot’s Ashdod desalination plant – Israel

The GES consortium, comprising Shapir Engineering and Industry (TASE: SPEN), controlled by the Shapira family, and Generation Capital, is buying the Ashdod desalination plant from Mekorot Israel National Water Co.

The consortium will pay Mekorot NIS 909 million, which is much more than Mekorot estimated.

The plant desalinates some 100 million cubic meters of water annually, about a sixth of the total volume of desalinated water currently produced in Israel.

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Utico, Siemens sign MOU for Hassyan IWP Project – United Arab Emirates

Utico and Siemens signed an MOU agreement for the strategic engineering, supply and services for Hassyan IWP project.

This is to align with the latest technological advancements to be incorporated into the prestigious Hassyan development for the best Sustainable desalination plant possible for Dubai.

The agreement was signed by Mr. Ali Darwish, CEO of Utico in the UAE and Mr. Hussain Allawati, CEO MENA & Head of Global Investments, Utico and Mr. Mohammed Khalifa, CEO Middle East – Digital Industries, Siemens Industrial LLC, Mr. Franco Atassi, CEO Middle East – Smart Infrastructure, Siemens Industrial LLC, and Mr. Mahmoud Hanafy, VP Transmission Grid Stabilization Middle East, Siemens Energy LLC at the WETEX and Dubai Solar Show 2021 show on 7th October 2021.

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Toray Receives Reverse Osmosis Membrane Order for Rabigh 3 Desalination Plant – Saudi Arabia

Toray Industries, Inc., announced that it has received RO membrane supply order for Rabigh 3 Desalination Plant in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Not only will the 600,000m3/day Desalination Plant be the largest SWRO plant in country, it will also be one of the largest SWRO plants in the world.

Toray Membrane Middle East LLC (TMME), Toray’s local subsidiary located in Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will supply the RO membranes and provide technical services.

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SEWA completes dev. project of Al Falaj water pumping station – Saudi Arabia

Sharjah24: The Department of Water and Desalination Plants at the Sharjah Electricity, Water and Gas Authority (SEWA) revealed the completion of a project to replace and develop Al Falaj water pumping station with a pumping capacity of 73.9 million gallons per day.

Contributing to saving 879 megawatts of electricity annually and reducing carbon dioxide emissions to 503 tons annually, at a total cost amounted to 10 million dirhams.

Commenting on this, Eng. Faisal Al Serkal, Director of the Water and Desalination Plants Department, explained that the Authority is working to develop desalination units and pumping stations in implementation of the directives of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi.

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Mangistau region to launch 9 desalination plants – Kazakhstan

NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM Kazakh National Economy Minister Asset Irgaliyev shared the Mangistau region drinking water supply and gasification plans, Kazinform reports.

He noted that the main gas pipeline from Zhanaozen-Aktau gas pipeline and the second line of the Beineu-Zhanaozen main pipeline will be built in Mangistau region.

118 km of power lines, 74.4 km of heating pipe network, 508 km of gas pipeline will be built and repaired at large.

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 SEWA completes dev. project of Al Falaj water pumping station – Saudi Arabia

The Department of Water and Desalination Plants SEWA revealed the completion of a project to replace and develop Al Falaj water pumping station with a pumping capacity of 73.9 million gallons per day.

Contributing to saving 879 megawatts of electricity annually and reducing carbon dioxide emissions to 503 tons annually, at a total cost amounted to 10 million dirhams.

Commenting on this, Eng. Faisal Al Serkal, Director of the Water and Desalination Plants Department, explained that the Authority is working to develop desalination units and pumping stations in implementation of the directives of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi.

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Sisi Opens Number of Water Desalination and Wastewater Treatment Stations Via Video Conf. – Egypt

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi opened on Monday 27/9/2021 a number of wastewater treatment and water desalination stations via video conference.

The president opened a water desalination station in Nuweiba city with a production capacity of 15,000 cubic meters.

Sisi also inaugurated a water desalination station in Abu Zeneima with a production capacity of 20,000 cubic meters.

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Acciona consortium wins $1bn Saudi sewage plants contract – Saudi Arabia

Spanish infrastructure major Acciona said its consortium with Saudi partners Tawzea and Tamasuk has been awarded the contract for financing, construction and 25-year operation of three major sewage treatment plants in Saudi Arabia – Madinah-3, Buraydah-2 and Tabuk-2.  

These new contracts, worth a combined €855 million ($1.02 billion), have been awarded by the state-owned Saudi Water Partnership Company (SWPC).

These are the first BOOT/EPC (Build, Own, Operate and Transfer/Engineering, Procurement and Construction) contracts that Acciona has signed in the area of wastewater treatment in the Middle East. 

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