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Finnish group Pöyry secures Saudi water project deal

RIYADH, September 6, 2018

Pöyry, an international consulting and engineering company, said it has secured the owner's engineer services contract from the Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) for the Shuqaiq Phase 3 Water Transmission System project in Saudi Arabia.  

The scope of work includes review of contractor's engineering services and supervision of construction, erection and commissioning, said a statement from Pöyry.

The Shuqaiq Phase 3 Water Transmission System (WTS) is composed of three packages. These are:  

*Package B1: Pipeline for Shuqaiq - Majardah WTS (SMWTS);
*Package B2: Pipeline for Pipelaying for Shuqaiq - Abha WTS (SAWTS-3), Shuqaiq - Samta WTS (SSWTS-3) and  Baysh Dam - Shuqaiq WTS (BSWTS);
*Package C: Construction of Pumping Stations PS1, PS2, PS3, PS4, PSQ, PSJ, PS-TI and PSU.

Besides the complexity of having several EPC Contractors working on the project's three different packages, the Shuqaiq WTS is one of the most complex water transmission systems in the kingdom, said the Finland-based company in its statement.

On its route from the Shuqaiq 3 desalination plant on the Red Sea coast, the pumped water has to overcome a positive gradient of more than 2000 m as well as cut through several mountains by means of tunnels; hence, converting this project is an exceptionally challenging hydraulic and tunnelling engineering exercise, it stated.

The total water transmission capacity of Shuqaiq Phase 3 WTS, once integrated with Shuqaiq Phase 4 WTS, will be of 650,000 cu m per day, it added.

On the contract win, Jose Carmona, the Middle East head of thermal power and renewable energy at Pöyry, said: "We have a long-standing relationship with SWCC going back more than 30 years."

"As one of the world's leading desalination and water transmission engineering companies, Pöyry is proud to support SWCC in this important and vital project that will transport the required water needs to the people of Majardah, Abha and Samta," he added.-TradeArabia News Service

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