ACCIONA, along with its local partners Tawzea and Tamasuk, has been awarded the financing, construction, and 25-year operation of the Madinah-3, Buraydah-2 and Tabuk-2 sewage treatment plants in Saudi Arabia.
These new contracts, awarded by the state-owned Saudi Water Partnership Company (SWPC), are worth a combined USD 1bn (EUR 855M).
These are the first BOOT/EPC (Build, Own, Operate and Transfer / Engineering, Procurement, and Construction) contract that ACCIONA has signed in the area of wastewater treatment in the Middle East.
The Madinah-3 wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) will be located in Medina, the fourth most populated city in Saudi Arabia with more than 1.1 million inhabitants, and will have a capacity of 200,000 m3/day (expandable to 375,000 m3/day) to treat urban wastewater. ACCIONA will be responsible for the facility’s development, design, financing, construction, operation, and maintenance for 25 years.
The group will also build 23 km of recycled water collectors for irrigation, three storage tanks, and the respective pumping stations.
The Buraydah-2 (150,000 m3/day) and Tabuk-2 (90,000 m3/day) sewage treatment plants are located in rural areas in the central and northern regions of the country, respectively, and will serve one million inhabitants.
ACCIONA will develop, design, finance, construct and operate these two facilities for 25 years and will also build 34 km of recycled water collectors for Buraydah-2 and another 28 km of collectors for Tabuk-2.
The three plants will each have a collection well and pumping station, pretreatment installation, biological reactor, sludge line, and recycled water pumping station.
With these new contracts, ACCIONA strengthens its position as a key company in Saudi Arabia’s water sector, where the group has developed important desalination projects.