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Low bidders emerge for two Saudi desalination projects

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The projects will have a total combined capacity of more than 1 million cubic metres a day

State desalination provider Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) has received bids for two desalination projects in Saudi Arabia.

The client received four proposals for each of the two projects, Al-Khobar and Jubail 2, on 11 December.

For the 600,000 cubic metres-a-day Al-Khobar desalination plant, a consortium of Spain’s Abengoa and the local Saudi Services for Electro-Mechanic Works (SSEM) submitted the lowest base offer of $525m.

The low bid was $7m lower than the second lowest base proposal, submitted by a consortium of Spain’s Acciona and the local RTCC. However, the Acciona consortium submitted an alternative offer of $498.9m, which is lower than the Abengoa base price.

The full list of bidders is:

  • Abengoa (Spain), SSEM (local), $525m
  • Acciona (Spain), RTCC (local), $532m (base), $498.9m (alternative)
  • Doosan (South Korea), $558m
  • Sidem (France), Sepco (China), $607m

For the 400,000 Jubail 2 desalination project, a consortium of Acciona and RTCC submitted the lowest bid of $373m.

The full list of bidders is:

  • Acciona (Spain), RTCC (local), $373m
  • Sidem (France), Sepco (China), $453m
  • Rawafed (local), SETE (local), $480m
  • SSEM (local), Abengoa (Spain) $587m