Sadara, Veolia partner on Industrial Waste to Energy Facility in Saudi Arabia

Sadara Chemical Company (Sadara), a Joint Venture developed by Saudi Aramco & The Dow Chemical Company and Veolia Middle East SAS (“Veolia”), have signed an agreement for the construction and operation of a sustainable industrial waste to energy facility in PlasChem Park in Saudi Arabia.

PlasChem Park is a collaborative effort between Sadara and the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu (RCJY) in Jubail Industrial City II.


ACWA Power named preferred bidder for Rabigh 3 Independent Water Project – Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s state-owned Water and Electricity Company (WEC) has announced the consortium led by ACWA Power as the preferred bidder for its Rabigh 3 Independent Water Project (IWP), located at Rabigh on the Red Sea coast.

Rabigh 3 IWP involves the development, financing, procurement, implementation, operation and maintenance of a 600,000 cubic metres (m3)/day reverse osmosis desalination plant expandable to 1,200,000 m3/day.


Saudi Arabia to build solar-powered desalination plant – Yanbu – Saudi Arabia

A symbolic foundation stone for the 5,200 m3/d desalination facility, which is to be located on the Red Sea coast at Yanbu, was laid by Saudi leader King Salman during a visit to King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST)

Saudi Arabia is building a solar-powered desalination plant using adsoprtion technology, in one of seven strategic projects that include the nation’s first nuclear research reactor.


Khobar and Jubail to have desalination plants costing SR4 billion – Khobar – Saudi

Two desalination plants, costing a total of SR4 billion, will be established in the cities of Al-Khobar and Jubail in the Eastern Province.

This was announced by Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture Abdurahman Al-Fadli, who is also chairman of the board of Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC).


Acciona wins Saudi desalination project.-Saudi

Acciona Agua is to design and build what will be one of Saudi Arabia’s largest desalination plants.

The €200m+ plant will have a production capacity of 210,000m3 per day.

Saudi government corporation Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) is client for the Al Khobar desalination plant, which will be built in Khobar, on the country’s east coast, about 400km from Riyadh. It will also supply water to oil company Aramco.



Saudi Arabia’s solar panel market to grow at 30% with new projects.-Saudi

New projects such as $200-billion 200 GW solar power plant and the $130-million Al Khafji solar-powered water desalination plant would drive Saudi Arabia’s solar panel market to grow at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 30.2 per cent during 2018-24, a report said.

Additionally, in the FY2019 national budget, the Saudi government has allocated $7 billion for the development of renewable energy projects, added the study titled “Saudi Arabia Solar Panel Market (2018-2024)” from 6Wresearch, a global market research and consulting firm.



Made-in-Vietnam desalination equipment shipped to Saudi Arabia- KSA

Doosan Heavy Industries Vietnam Co.’s (Doosan Vina) first batch of seawater desalination equipment left Dung Quat port for Saudi Arabia on July 19.

This is part of the 430 million USD Shoaiba-4 Seawater Reserve Osmosis (SWRO) desalination project, inked between Doosan Vina and Saudi Arabia’s Saline Water Conversion Co. (SWCC). Under the deal, Doosan Vina and Doosan’s subsidiaries will produce some 1,727 tonnes of desalination equipment for the project.

The first batch with 566 tonnes of equipment is expected to dock at Saudi Arabia in the next three weeks. The following three shipments are scheduled for August, September, and December.



Acciona wins $234m contract to build Saudi desal plant.

Acciona Agua, a leader in providing sustainable solutions for infrastructure and renewable energy projects, said it has been awarded a €200 million ($234 million) contract by Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC), a Saudi government corporation to build a desalination plant in Al Khobar region of the kingdom.

The facility is expected to be completed in two years and will have a capacity of 210,000 cu m per day, making it one of the largest in Saudi Arabia, said a statemenr from the Spanish group.



Samsung Engineering leaves $3bn Saudi desalination scheme

Samsung Engineering has left a $3bn project to build a 3.1GW oil-fired power and desalination plant in Saudi Arabia after a changed specification led to a “clash of opinions”, says a report.

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