Saudi Picks Eight Global Engineering Firms For Major Desal Projects – Saudi

Saudi Arabia’s Water & Electricity Company (WEC) has prequalified eight major international engineering groups as supervision consultants for the upcoming desalination projects in the kingdom.

The Saudi utility pointed out that all the eight companies will be authorised to receive RFP (request for proposals) for supervision consultancy of desalination projects being developed in the kingdom.


UN says Gulf’s thirst for water causing toxic brine problem

Saudi Arabia isn’t just the world’s top crude oil exporter. It’s also the biggest producer of a toxic effluent that’s the byproduct of slaking the desert kingdom’s thirst for water.

United Nations scientists warned Tuesday that desalination in Saudi Arabia and other countries is creating huge volumes of chemical-laced brine that risks contaminating food chains if left untreated.

The problem is most acute in the Middle East and North Africa, which account for two-thirds of the world’s water contaminated by energy-intensive desalination plants.


Saudi Arabia: 18 Projects Worth $3.2 Bn to Enhance Quality of Drinking Water – Saudi Arabia

Saudi Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture, Abdul Rahman al-Fadhli, launched a plan to implement 18 water projects of $3.2 billion cost over the next ten years to enhance the quality of drinking water all over Saudi Arabia.

Speaking at the headquarters of the Chamber of Commerce in the Eastern region, Fadhli said that Water and Electricity Company (WEC) will change its name soon to the “Water Projects” pointing out that the new company will purchase water and will be tasked with water services, treatment, transport and storage to serve the private sector and investment seekers.


Saudi Arabia to tender six water projects in 2019 – Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia plans to tender or award six water-related projects in 2019 as it pushes ahead with a privatization programme that got off to a slow start, said a report.

The cabinet recently approved the tendering of seven desalination and wastewater projects, reported Bloomberg.


Acwa Power wins contract to develop Saudi water desalination plant – Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s utility developer Acwa Power won a contract to develop the Rabigh 3 independent water-desalination plant (IWP) located on the kingdom’s Red Sea coast.

The Riyadh-based company submitted the lowest price among five bidders and its consortium with Saudi Brothers Commercial Company was selected to develop the desalination plant, Acwa Power said in a statement on Tuesday.


Saudi to offer $9.6bln water projects in Q1 2019 – Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia intends to offer water and farming projects worth around 36 billion Saudi riyals ($9.6 billion) to investors in the first quarter of 2019, a newspaper in the world’s largest oil exporter reported on Sunday.

The Environment, Water and Agriculture Ministry will issue tenders for the projects as part of plans to expand desalinated water and farming production in the Gulf kingdom, the Arabic language daily Aleqtisadia said.


EXCLUSIVE: Low bidders emerge for two Saudi desalination projects – Saudi Arabia

State desalination provider Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) has received bids for two desalination projects in Saudi Arabia.

The client received four proposals for the two projects, Jubail 2 and Al-Khobar 2, on 9 December and 10 December, respectively, and opened the bids for each a day later.

For the 400,000 cubic metres-a-day Jubail 2 desalination project, a consortium of Acciona and RTCC submitted the lowest bid of $373m.


Sadara, Veolia partner on Industrial Waste to Energy Facility in Saudi Arabia

Sadara Chemical Company (Sadara), a Joint Venture developed by Saudi Aramco & The Dow Chemical Company and Veolia Middle East SAS (“Veolia”), have signed an agreement for the construction and operation of a sustainable industrial waste to energy facility in PlasChem Park in Saudi Arabia.

PlasChem Park is a collaborative effort between Sadara and the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu (RCJY) in Jubail Industrial City II.


ACWA Power named preferred bidder for Rabigh 3 Independent Water Project – Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s state-owned Water and Electricity Company (WEC) has announced the consortium led by ACWA Power as the preferred bidder for its Rabigh 3 Independent Water Project (IWP), located at Rabigh on the Red Sea coast.

Rabigh 3 IWP involves the development, financing, procurement, implementation, operation and maintenance of a 600,000 cubic metres (m3)/day reverse osmosis desalination plant expandable to 1,200,000 m3/day.


Saudi Arabia to build solar-powered desalination plant – Yanbu – Saudi Arabia

A symbolic foundation stone for the 5,200 m3/d desalination facility, which is to be located on the Red Sea coast at Yanbu, was laid by Saudi leader King Salman during a visit to King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST)

Saudi Arabia is building a solar-powered desalination plant using adsoprtion technology, in one of seven strategic projects that include the nation’s first nuclear research reactor.