SCBC Team – Riyadh
The Saline Water Conversion Corporation announced that it has completed the procedures for qualifying the alliance of regional and international companies eligible to compete for the largest project for the production of desalinated water in the world in the city of Ras al-Khair, in the east of the Kingdom, explaining that this step is a prelude to inviting the alliance of companies to participate in bidding for the giant project.
The Ras Al-Khair desalination system produces more than 1.05 million cubic meters of desalinated water per day and 2,650 megawatts of energy. It is the first of the corporation’s production groups to be privatized under the supervision of the Supervisory Committee for Privatization in the Environment, Water and Agriculture Sector in coordination with the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture (MEWA), the National Center for Privatization (NCP), and the Saudi Water Partnerships Company (SWPC).
The “Tahlia” Foundation indicated that bidding documents will be submitted to qualified companies and alliances, provided that the winning consortium participates in the ownership of the majority stake of 60% of the project company (SPV), and takes over the management, operation, and maintenance of the station.