RIYADH: Hajj pilgrims will benefit from a boosted water supply after Abu Dhabi National Energy Co. signed a 1.5 billion dirhams ($410 million) deal with Saudi Water Partnership Co.

The contract aims to develop the Juranah ISWR-1 Project, an independent strategic water reserve initiative in Makkah. 

Saudi Water Partnership Co. awarded this deal to a consortium led by the UAE firm, also known as TAQA. 

This undertaking is the first of its kind in the Kingdom, which will function under a build, own, operate, and transfer model, according to a statement. 

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