|S. Korean contractor wins Jeddah desalination EPC contract worth USD422 mln|
|Saudi Arabia - 2017 April 5|
South Korea’s Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction has been awarded a USD422million engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to build the Jeddah 4 desalination plant in Saudi Arabia.
Doosan saw off competition from the consortium of the local Hydrochem and Saudi Services for Electromechanical (SSEM) to win the EPC contract.
The Jeddah 4 plant will have a capacity to desalinate 400,000 cubic metres a day (cm/d) of water, and will be located at Shuaibah, about 110 kilometres south of Jeddah.
SWCC estimates it will need to boost its desalination capacity by 2.2 million cm/d by 2020 to meet the rapidly growing demand. Following the award of the Jeddah 4 contract, the water client is planning to move ahead with all future major water and cogeneration water and power plants under the independent water producer (IWP) and independent water & power producer (IWPP) models.
SWCC had invited consultants to submit proposals for two major desalination projects at Yanbu and Shuqaiq.
The projects are two of eight planned independent water projects (IWPs) or independent water & power projects (IWPPs) planned to be developed in the kingdom up to 2025.