Spanish engineering firm lands role on $5.4bn Saudi water infrastructure project

Water at sunset in Saudi Arabia Image courtesy of Ayesa

Spanish engineering firm Ayesa has won its biggest-ever contract in Saudi Arabia – a €95 million (US$102.5 million) deal to design 190 water projects for the Kingdom’s National Water Company (NWC).

The projects are part of NWC’s €200 billion (US$215.7 billion) investment into comprehensive water cycle infrastructure, including water treatment and sanitation processes for the delivery of potable water to the population.

Ayesa will design major hydraulic infrastructure across four regions of the country—south, west, northwest, and north.

This plan includes the construction of multiple water storage tanks to enhance the reliability of the water supply, alongside the development of pumping stations, treatment plants, purification facilities, and widespread distribution networks.

The projected capital expenditure for these projects stands at approximately €5 billion (US$5.4 billion).

Ayesa will also provide environmental services such as environmental impact assessments and ecological assessments to the NWC during the bidding stage for the construction of the infrastructures.

José Ramón Delgado, Ayesa’s country manager in Saudi Arabia, said, “This contract marks a historic milestone for the company, representing the largest contract in hydraulic works design for Ayesa to date. This contract is an opportunity for transformative growth, positioning Ayesa as a global leader, and leveraging the strengths and experience of our engineering hubs across various locations in Saudi Arabia, Spain, Ireland, Bahrain, and India.”


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