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Shuaibah 3 Expansion II  IWP


The Project was requested by the Government to be developed on an urgent basis  to add 250,000 m3/d net water desalination capacity.  ACWA Power is  the successful bidder for the Shuaibah 3 Expansion II IWP, was invited to submit a proposal to develop the Project broadly under the similar economics and contractual arrangements as the Shuaibah  Expansion IWP. The Project is located on a reclaimed land south of Shuaibah III IWPP.  The Project has been successfully financially closed on 11-Oct-2017.


The Project is based on BOO (Build, Own & Operate) basis under a 25 years WPA agreement for the design, construction, commissioning, testing, ownership, operation and maintenance of 250,000 m3/day (55 MIGD) SWRO desalination plant and associated facilities.


 The Shuaibah-3 Expansion II IWP Project (the “Project”) is the  second  IWP at Shuaibah Phase-3 complex and it was developed in Saudi Arabia and represents a major development in Saudi Arabia's water sector to help satisfy the increasing national demand for water.  The Project is currently under construction phase.


Other Details


Project Company: Shuaibah Two Water Development Project Company, owned by API (100%)


EPC Contractor


Abeinsa & Fisia Italimpianti


10 trains based on Reverse Osmosis (RO) Desalination Technology


O & M Sub – Contractor


Water Desalination Expansion Company



Total Project Cost


SAR 1,175.9 million


Plant Availability


Over the life of the Project, the Plant will have an average availability of 96%. Under the WPA no planned outages are allowed during the summer period or the Hajj period, since the water demand during these periods is the highest.


Project Schedule


Shuaibah-3 Expansion II

IWP Milestones


Letter of award from WEC & LNTP Agreement

27th Mar 2017

Execution of EPC Contract

17th Aug 2017

Issuance of NTP

30th Aug 2017

Financial Close

11th Oct 2017

Power supply energization

10th Sept 2018

Water Transmission Facilities available

19th Nov 2018

Performance Test

25th Mar 2019


08th Apr 2019


27th May 2019


Developers of Shuaibah 3 Expansion 2 IWP

ACWA Power, Saudi Arabia (www.acwapower.com)