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Bids sought for three STPs

Saudi Water Partnership Company (SWPC) has invited expressions of interest (EoIs) for the development of three independent sewage treatment plants in the kingdom with a total ultimate treatment capacity of 350,000 cu m/day.

Of these, Al Haer ISTP with a total ultimate treatment capacity of 200,000 cu m/day and Riyadh East ISTP with 100,000 cu m/day capacity will be coming up in the capital, while the 50,000 cu m/day Khamis Mushait ISTP will be located in the Asir Province of southwestern Saudi Arabia.

  The Saudi utility group revealed that it was currently studying the option to bundle both the Riyadh East ISTP and the Khamis Mushait ISTP into a single project. In such case, the bidders will be required to bid for the bundled ISTPs together under one RFP and the successful bidder awarded the bundled ISTPs.


Spark signs up Aramco unit

King Salman Energy Park (Spark) has signed up Saudi Aramco Power Company (Sapco), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Saudi Aramco, to manage the power infrastructure and services at the integrated global energy and industrial hub located in Dammam.

As per the deal awarded by Spark Utilities, a subsidiary company of the energy park, Sapco will provide the operation and maintenance services for Spark and deliver power services to investors, said the company.

Spark Utilities Company CEO Einas Al Ashgar said: “Our partnership with Sapco is a key milestone in the progress we are making to provide a sustainable platform with a world-class infrastructure and services for our investors, who seek a convenient and reliable access to power.”


Byrne plans expansion

Equipment rental company Byrne Investments Saudi Arabia Limited (Bisal), the Saudi arm of Byrne Group, plans to expand its operations in the kingdom with additional depots and product lines as it celebrates its 20th year in business in Saudi Arabia.

Bisal launched its operations in Dammam in 2001, and over the last two decades has expanded its footprint across the kingdom with offices and depots in Dammam, Jubail, Riyadh, Thuraif, Jeddah and Yanbu. Today, the company boasts an extensive rental fleet of over 5,000 units of equipment and growing to meet the current and anticipated future demand.