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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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Taqa and Saudi Aramco to develop greenfield power and desalination project – Saudi Arabia

Abu Dhabi National Energy Company, also known as Taqa, will develop a large greenfield power and desalination project with Saudi Aramco, the world’s biggest exporter of crude.

The 940-megawatt Tanajib cogeneration and desalination project will have a capacity of 1,084 tonnes per hour of steam and 5.25 million Imperial gallons per day (MIGD) of desalinated water.

Taqa also signed a water and energy conversion agreement with Japan’s Marubeni Corporation to develop a greenfield industrial facility that includes provisions for supporting infrastructure such as pipelines to connect the desalination and cogeneration plants with end users.

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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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 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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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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This is how Saudi Arabia’s NEOM is working towards sustainable water management and treatment – Saudi Arabia

As one of the world’s most water-stressed countries, India faces a massive challenge every day to deliver safe drinking water to a population of close to 1.8 billion people.

And when one considers that it is home to 18% of the world’s population but has access to only 4% of global freshwater resources, a radical rethink of how it manages its water resources is urgently needed.

Change is needed to tackle some of these challenges, and solutions may be within reach.

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Saudi Crown Prince swoops desalination plants out from under water-tapped Marin – Saudi Arabia

The Marin Municipal Water District is considering leasing three desalination plants to augment its dwindling water supply, with reservoir levels so low right now, they might dry up by next summer.

But the district faces an unlikely competitor for the water sources – the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia wants the very same plants.

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman wants to buy the three plants for an otherworldly project he announced this past January.

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Saudi Arabia seeks EoIs for Riyadh-Qassim water pipeline project – Saudi Arabia

SWPC has invited expressions of interest (EoIs) for the Riyadh-Qassim IWTP project, which on completion, will boast a transmission capacity of 685,000 cu m per day. 

Through this IWTP programme, the Saudi government aims to achieve its goals of ensuring sustainable development of the country’s water resources while providing affordable high-quality services, said a statement from SWPC. 

It will develop the necessary potable WTS network comprising pipelines and interim/terminal storage facilities within the Eastern Supply Group to provide critical connectivity between the consumption centers and the upcoming desalination plants.

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