Saudi state utility Water & Electricity Company (WEC) has awarded Riyadh-based private power and water developer Acwa Power a contract to build the Rabigh 3 independent water producer (IWP) plant, with capacity to deliver 600,000 m3/d of desalinated water.

WEC signed a water purchase agreement with Acwa in late December, which calls for Acwa to build, own and operate the plant for 25 years from the beginning of commercial operation, which is scheduled for 31 December 2021.

Acwa says...