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Project Summary
Project Name: SWPC’s Rabigh 4 Independent Water Project (IWP)
Facility Type: Desalination Plant
Client: Saudi Water Partnership Company (SWPC)
Budget (US $): 700,000,000
Project Initiation: Not Given
Project Completion:: Not Given
Location: Rabigh
Project Current Status

SWPC has invited pre-qualified companies by 5 July, 2022 to submit bids for the planned 600,000 cubic metres a day (cm/d) Rabigh 4 IWP. (June 2022)

Project History
  • SWCC has invited firms to submit proposals by 17 March, 2019 for EPC contract for its planned development of Rabigh 4 desalination plant. (January 2019)
  • Client has cancelled the EPC tender for its planned Rabigh 4 desalination plant. (April 2019)
  • SWPC has invited developers to submit EOI by 30 June, 2021 for the planned 600,000 cubic metres per day Rabigh 4 IWP. The developer scope of work includes, development, financing, procurement, implementation, operation and maintenance of the Project. (June 2021)
  • SWPC has named the companies, which submitted EoI for the planned IWP. They are as follows: 1.Al Bawani Water & Power (AWP), 2.Elecnor Group, 3.Metito Utilities Limited (MUL), 4.JERA Co., Inc., 5.Aljomaih Energy & Water Company (AEW), 6.Abengoa Agua S.A., 7.Mowah Company CJSC, 8.Safya for Water Company, 9.GS Inima Environment S.A, 10.Advanced Water Technology (AWT), 11.Fisia Italimpianti S.p.A, 12.Critical Engineering Trading and Contracting Co, 13.NESMA Company Limited, 14.Power and Water Utility Company for Jubail and Yanbu (Marafiq), 15.Gulf Investment Corporation (GIC), 16.Kahrabel (ENGIE Middle East), 17.Haji Abdullah Alireza & Co. Ltd. (HAACO), 18.National Water Works Co (NWWC), 19.Alfanar Co., 20.Marubeni, 21.Acciona Agua S.A., 22.Cobra Instalaciones y Servicios, S.A., 23.Al Yamama Company for Trading and Contracting, 24.Lamar Holding W.L.L., 25.J&P International, 26.Veolia, 27.Acwa Power, 28.Shibh Al Jazira Contracting Company (SAJCO), 29.Ajlan & Bros Energy Company (Abilitii), 30.Elsewedy Electric PSP, 31.VA Tech Wabag Ltd, 32.Utico, 33.Sojitz Corporation, 34.AlKawther Industries Company, 35.Aquatech International USA, 36.Hydro Industries Ltd, 37.North Energy (Romaizan Group), 38.Thabat Construction Company Ltd, 39.Miyah Company for Water & Environment Technology. The Request for Qualification (RFQ) has been issued to above companies for the planned IWP. (August 2021)
  • SWPC has pre-qualified companies for the planned 600,000 cubic metres a day (cm/d) Rabigh 4 IWP. They are: Acciona Agua of Spain/ Aljan & Brothers Energy Company of Saudi Arabia, Acwa Power of Saudi Arabia, Cobra Instalaciones y Servicios of Spain, Kahrabel of France/UAE, Marafiq of Saudi Arabia / Alfanar of Saudi Arabia, Marubeni Corporation of Japan, Utico of UAE/ Mowah of Saudi Arabia / CRCCI, Veolia of France. (December 2021)
Project Contract Awards - Feed
Contractor Prequalified Contractor Bids Submitted Contractor Awarded | Contract Value
Project Contract Awards - PMC
Contractor Prequalified Contractor Bids Submitted Contractor Awarded | Contract Value
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Project Contract Awards - EPC
Contractor Prequalified Contractor Bids Submitted Contractor Awarded | Contract Value
  • Acciona of Spain
  • Veolia Water of France
  • Marubeni Corporation
  • Acwa Power
  • Cobra Instalaciones y servicios of Spain
  • Marafiq
  • Kahrabel of UAE
  • Utico of UAE / Mowah Company of Saudi Arabia
Related Projects
WEC’s Rabigh 3 Independent Water Project (IWP)
Project Schedule

January 2019: Invitation to Bid for EPC

April 2019: EPC tender cancelled

June 2021: Expressions of interest (EOI) invited for EPC Contract

December 2021: Shortlisting of EPC

June 2022: Invitation to bid for EPC

Project Scope

The project scope involves the development of the proposed independent water project (IWP) on the Red sea coast, Rabigh, Saudi Arabia.


The plant will use reverse osmosis technology and will have the capacity to produce 600,000 million cubic metres per day of water.


Power supply for the project will be facilitated from Saudi Electricity Company’s high voltage network.


SWPC will purchase the output and entire capacity of the project, under a Water Purchase Agreement (WPA) for a period of 25 years.


SWPC’s obligations under the WPA will be supported by a credit support agreement from the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.


The Rabigh 4 IWP project is part of the kingdom’s programme to develop 16 IWPs to service areas across the kingdom.

Project Structure:
The project is owned, operated and managed by the Saudi Water Partnership Company (SWPC). SWPC is advised by KPMG Professional Services (Lead and Financial Adviser), Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP (Legal Adviser) and WSP (Technical Adviser).
Mr. FehiedFahad Al Shareef
Designation: Governor
Department: SWCC
Phone: +966 463 0503
Fax: +966 465 0852