Riyadh extends Jeddah desalination deadline for second time

11 December 2007
Saudi Arabia’s Saline Water Conversion Corporation has extended the deadline for bids for the upgrade of a desalination plant near Jeddah, the first of six major water contracts in the city, until the end of January.

The company had already pushed the deadline back once from 21 October to the end of December.
The engineering, procurement and construction contract will add 240,000 cubic metres a day of capacity to the plant at Al-Khumrah.
The plant uses reverse osmosis technology.
Pre-qualified companies include Spain’s Cadagua, France’s Veolia and South Korea’s Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction.
The desalination plant upgrade will be followed by projects to improve the city’s wastewater plants at Bani Malik, Al-Escan, Al-Jamaa and two other plants, called A and C, located in the south central area of the city.

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