ACWA Power-led consortium to design, build SWPC's Jubail 3A IWP

ACWA Power alongside Gulf Investment Corporation (GIC), and Al Bawani Water & Power Company submitted the lowest bid

Jubail 3A is a part of Jubail Phase 3 IWP that also includes Jubail BB [representational]
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Jubail 3A is a part of Jubail Phase 3 IWP that also includes Jubail BB [representational]

Saudi Water Partnership Company (SWPC) has picked a consortium comprising ACWA Power, Gulf Investment Corporation (GIC), and Al Bawani Water & Power Company as the preferred bidder for the Jubail 3A independent water project (IWP).

Once operational will have a capacity to produce 600,000m3 per day.

As the preferred bidder, the consortium will be responsible for the development, design, financing, construction, commissioning as well as operation and maintenance (O&M) of the plant.

Located in the South of Jubail City, the plant will serve Riyadh, Wassim, and Eastern provinces by providing potable water.

The project also includes storage tanks of one day production as well as in-house solar power to reduce the power consumption from the network.  

SWPC had earlier announced that the consortium led by ACWA Power submitted SAR1.54861/m3 as the levelised water cost compared to other three bidders, which included Marubeni and Power and Utility Company for Jubail and Yanbu (Marafiq); Aqalia, Haji Abdullah Alireza & Co (Haaco), and Alfanar; and UTICO.

Jubail 3A is a part of Jubail Phase 3 IWP that also includes Jubail BB with 570,000m3 potable water capacity per day.

In May 2019, SWPC appointed a consortium comprising Synergy Consulting, DLA Piper, and Atkins as the advisors for Jubail 3A and 3B IWPs.

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