Bidding shapes up for Shuqaiq 3 desal plant

Six consortia have bid for Shuqaiq 3 desalination plant project in Saudi Arabia, a public-private partnership expected to include a 25-year concession.

The consortia are:

   * Veolia, Marafiq, and Alamwal Alkhallejiah Althaniya;

   * Aqualia, Nesma, and Haaco;

   * Marubeni, Acciona, Abdullatif Jameel, and Rawafid;

   * Engie, Mitsubishi, SSEM, and Metito;

   * Acwa Power, Albatain Contracting, Saudi Brothers Co; and

   * Cobra, Orascom, Alblagha Investment.

The project is for a 380,000 m3/d seawater reverse osmosis plant in the city of Shuqaiq, on the Red Sea coast.

In February 2018, 15 companies pre-qualified for the project.