Deals for treated water for electric plants finalized

Deals for treated water for electric plants finalized
Updated 31 December 2012

Deals for treated water for electric plants finalized

Deals for treated water for electric plants finalized

The National Water Company (NWC) and Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) have signed five contracts costing more than SR 416 million to provide electric plants with treated water.
The contracts were signed by CEO of NWC Loay Bin Ahmad Bin Sa’ad Al-Musallam and CEO of SEC Ali bin Salih Al-Barrak for their respective parties.
According to the contracts, the NWC will provide 55 million cubic meters of treated water to five electricity generating stations in Qassim, Hail, Rafha, Qurrayyat and Wadi Al-Duwasir for 25 years starting 2016.
The NWC chief said quantities of treated water will be drawn from sewage treatment plants operating in these areas. He said the deal comes in the framework of the company’s strategic plans on benefiting from treated water as an ideal solution to develop industrial, commercial and agricultural sectors in the Kingdom.
The company has concluded similar deals with a number of bodies for providing treated waters at a cost totaling SR 6 billion, he said.
For his part, the SEC chief said the deal is considered an encouragement to apply modern technologies, economize power production and double production volume with the same quantities of fuels.
He stressed that provision of treated waters to power plants has become a prerequisite in transition from mono to dual electric generating methods.