The $94m contract includes the supply of equipment, engineering, supervision of installation work and commissioning of the system. The system includes eight pumping stations and 900 kilometres of pipelines. Work is scheduled to be completed by early 2010.

The network is part of the Shuqaiq Water Transmission System, which will supply drinking water from the Shuqaiq desalination plant on Saudi Arabia’s south west coast to cities in the western region.

The client is Saudi Arabia’s Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC). The main contractor is a consortium of Aziz European Pipeline Company and Russia’s Stroytransgaz.