Saudi-based Acwa Power said its consortium with Gulf Investment Corporation and AlBawani Water & Power Company has signed a major water purchase agreement with the Saudi Water Partnership Company for a greenfield sea water reverse osmosis desalination project being built at an investment of $650 million in Jubail city.
A consortium led by ACWA Power including Gulf Investment Corporation (GIC) and Al Bawani Water & Power Company (Albawani) announced Thursday the signing of a water purchase agreement with the Saudi Water Partnership Company (SWPC) for a greenfield sea water reverse osmosis desalination project in Jubail, KSA.
The Jubail 3A Independent Water Plant (IWP) will have an investment value of $650 million and a capacity of 600,000 m3 of potable water/day, greatly contributing to Saudi efforts to ensure water security.
The 25-year agreement was signed with Abdulrahman Abdulmohsen A. Al Fadley, minister of environment, water and agriculture and chairman of the board directors of SWPC. Under the terms of the partnership, the consortium led by ACWA Power will design, construct, commission, operate and maintain the desalination plant as well as associated potable water storage and electrical special facilities.
The Saudi publicly owned company Saline Water Conversion Corporation has awarded ACCIONA and its partner RTCC the construction of the Al Khobar 2 desalination plant at Khobar, on the east coast of Saudi Arabia around 400 kilometres from Riyadh.
It is a turnkey contract valued at around USD 500 million. The facility will be equipped with reverse osmosis technology and a daily capacity of more than 600,000 cubic meter, making it one of the biggest in the country and the largest RO plant under EPC scheme awarded in a single shot in KSA.
To be located on the east coast of Saudi Arabia around 400 km from Riyadh, the facility will have a daily capacity of more than 600,000 cu. m., making it one of the biggest in the country and the largest RO plant under EPC scheme awarded in a single shot in the Kingdom.
The paper said that establishing a nuclear sector in Saudi Arabia would lead to lower unemployment, increase average wages, and help the Kingdom in meeting its desalination needs.“Nuclear desalination makes sense for Saudi Arabia, as it falls far below the water poverty line, as defined by the UN, at 2,000 cubic meters per capita,” according to the KAPSARC paper.
The paper explains that there are five potential vendors for Saudi Arabia’s first two nuclear reactors and affirms that the choice will determine the importance of maintaining a strong diplomatic bilateral relationship with the vendor country over the coming decades.
The value of Abengoa’s scope in the project exceeds $200 million Specifically, the company will be responsible for the engineering, supply and construction of the Jubail 3A reverse osmosis (RO) desalination plant, in the Eastern province of Saudi Arabia, in the northeast of the country.
With a capacity of 600,000 m3/d, this plant will be the second largest plant with reverse osmosis technology in the country (it will have the same capacity as already under construction Rabigh III plant) and will guarantee the supply of drinking water to Riyadh, Qassim and Eastern Provinces throughout the year.
Spain’s Abengoa has announced that it has been awarded a contract to build the second largest reverse osmosis desalination plant in Saudi Arabia. The project will be carried out in consortium with engineering and construction company Sepco III.
Under the terms of the contract, Abengoa will be responsible for the engineering, supply and construction of the Jubail 3A reverse osmosis desalination plant, which will be located in the Kingdom’s eastern province.
Spanish group Abengoa said its consortium with the engineering and construction company Sepco III, has been awarded a contract to build the second largest reverse osmosis (RO) desalination plant in Saudi Arabia.
The contract for the 600,000-cu-m per day desalination plant was awarded by Acwa Power, a company leader in the development, investment, ownership and operation of energy generation and desalinated water.
Besides Acwa Power, the developer consortium includes Gulf Investment Corporation and Al Bawani Water & Power Company. On completion, the desalinated water will be supplied to the state-owned Saudi Water Partnership Company (SWPC), promoter of this project.
Saudi Arabia has signed project agreements for Yanbu 4 Independent Water Plant (IWP), a seawater desalination facility to be developed using reverse osmosis (RO) technology, with a consortium comprising of Engie, the French multinational utility group, and a local water desalination company, Mowah.
According to a statement from Saudi Water Partnership Company (SWPC), the RO seawater desalination plant will come up in the Badr Governorate, in the Madinah region. It will have a production capacity of 450,000 cu m/day, once complete.
Located on the Kingdom’s Red Sea coast, the new plant will feed potable water to the Makkah and Madinah regions. Yanbu-4 IWP will also include solar energy units that will reduce the electricity consumption from the grid.