USD 692m contract award for KSA desalination project

Acciona, along with its partner SepcoIII, has secured the EPC (engineering, procurement, and construction) contract for the USD 692M Jubail 3B desalination project, it is sixth in the kingdom. 
The 570,000-cu-m-day capacity project is being developed and financed by a consortium, comprising French utility group Engie and Saudi firms Nesma and Ajlan, for the Saudi Water Partnership Company (SWPC).
As per the deal, Acciona will undertake the construction of the entire reverse osmosis system, including the civil works and the pumping of raw water.
The project will include storage tanks for daily production, as well as a solar energy plant to reduce the consumption of power from the grid. To do this, Acciona will also build a photovoltaic solar plant.
The EPC contract will also include the construction of 58 km of power lines, an electricity substation, and the associated marine works said the statement from Acciona.
The plant will be located in the industrial city of Jubail on the Arabian Gulf coast in eastern Saudi Arabia, around 100 km from Dammam, and will be catering to the 2 million people in the cities of Riyadh and Qassim.
The entry into service of the plant is planned for Q1 2024, and it will be handed over under a 25-year BOO (Build-Own-Operate) agreement.
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