SWPC has announced that request for proposals (RFP) has been issued to all prequalified bidders to participate in a competitive tender for the Rabigh-4 (IWP).

A total of 39 utility project developer consortiums, including 21 local firms, had expressed their interests in developing the key RO seawater desalination plant, which on completion, will boast a potable water capacity of 600,000 cu m/day.

The project, to be located in Rabigh, 180 km northwest of Makkah, on the Red Sea coast in the kingdom’s western province, will include the desalination plant and all associated infrastructure and facilities.