||The National Water Company (NWC) has awarded two contracts with a combined value of SAR1.59 billion (US$425 million) for the sewage treatment plants (STPs) at Makkah city and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
The SAR1.20 billion (US$319.55 million) first contract is awarded to a French-Saudi consortium comprising Veolia Middle East, Civil Works Company Ltd. and Awael Modern Contracting Ltd. The contract involves the rehabilitation, operation and maintenance of 4 STPs at Jeddah (Airport 1, Al Khumra numbers 3, 4 and 6) for a total of 790,000 m3/day of wastewater. The consortium has also committed to invest over SAR180 million (US$47.93 million) in the rehabilitation works of the STPs.
The second contract is valued at SAR392 million (US$104.38 million) at a levelized tariff of SR0.21/m3 (US$0.056/m3). The contract is awarded to a consortium of Miahona Group and Thabat Construction. The consortium will be responsible for the rehabilitation and O&M works of STPs located in Hada and Arana for a total treatment capacity of 500,000 m3/day together with rehabilitation works by the consortium for SAR110 million (US$29.29 million).