Saudi Arabia to prequalify firms for water pipeline project

27 April 2010

Saline Water Conversion Corporation will tender two contracts for the pipeline

Saudi Arabia’s Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) has issued two requests for qualification for pipeline projects to run from the Ras al-Zour project.

The first tender is for the supply of a pipeline to transport water from the new desalination project to Hafar al-Batin and will have a capacity of 160,000 cubic metres per day.

The project will comprise one hydraulic main pipeline, which will have a length of 352.1 kilometres.   

The main pipeline will start at Ras al-Zour and will have a diameter of 1,300 milimetres, running for 83.4km, to be followed by a pipeline with diameter of 1,100 milimetres to take the water to the reservoir at Hafar al-Batin.

The selected supplier will also build a pumping station, which will have a discharge of 1.8518 metres per second.

The second tender is for the instalation of the pipeline. Contractors with experience installing a minimum of two projects within the past 10 years have been asked to submit prequalification documents.

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