SWPC shortlists eligible firms for Jubail-Buraydah water pipeline project

SWPC shortlists eligible firms for Jubail-Buraydah water pipeline project

/ Energy & Power / Friday, 22 April 2022 10:24

Saudi Water Partnership Company (SWPC) has picked a total of 22 leading utility developers for the Jubail-Buraydah Independent Water Transmission pipeline project in Saudi Arabia, which on completion, will have a 650,000 cu m per day transmission capacity.

The list of pre-qualified bidders, includes top international players such as Spanish infrastructure major Cobra Instalaciones y Servicios; Japan's Marubeni Corporation; Italy's Sicim; Hong Kong's CNIC Corporation as well as Chinese groups - Gezhouba Group Overseas Investment Company; Harbour Engineering Company; Railway Construction Corporation and State Construction Engineering Corporation and Norinco.

The regional firms on the list include, Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA); Kuwait's Gulf Investment Corporation and Bahrain-based energy investment company Lamar Holding.

A total of 32 companies had expressed their interest in the project, out of which 14 were Saudi firms.

The shortlisted local firms include Abdul Aziz Al Ajlan Sons; Abdullah Ibrahim Al Sayegh & Sons; AliShar Contracting Company; Alkhorayef Water & Power Technologies; Al Sharif Group; Bin Omairah Contracting; Mowah; Mutlaq Al Ghowairi; Nesma and Vision International Invest Company.

In an earlier notification, SWPC said it will be conducting a competitive process to select a developer/developer consortium for the 603-km-long pipeline project which will be implemented on a build, own, operate and transfer (BOOT) basis.

As per a deal inked with SWPC, the successful bidder will provide the entire transmission capacity to the Saudi utility company under a 35-year water transmission agreement.

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