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International Desalination Association Partners with SWCC – Saudi Arabia

The International Desalination Association is pleased to announce its strategic partnership with the Saline Water Conversion Cooperation (SWCC) for the International Workshop on Innovations in Ocean Brine Mining for Rare Metals and Minerals, taking place April 8-9, 2020, in Jubail, Saudi Arabia.

Organized by the Desalination Technologies Research Institute of SWCC under the patronage of the Ministry of the Environment, Water, and Agriculture of KSA, the workshop aims to provide a forum for expert scientists, applied researchers, practitioners, and innovators to share their latest technologies and experience of mineral and metal extraction.

The focus of presentations will be technologies and systems that are advanced to the point of proof-of-concept and beyond, with the potential to yield minerals and rare metals at a lower cost than that of earth mining and conventional methods of production.

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SWCC awards EPC contract for water network project in Saudi Arabia – Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) has awarded the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract for a water transmission pipeline project to Saudi Services for Electro-Mechanic Works Company.

State-owned SWCC is responsible for developing and operating power and desalination plants and supplying various regions in the Kingdom with desalinated water, according to its website.

“The EPC contract for Water Transmission System Package B1 from Al Khobar to Dammam/Jamiah was awarded last week to Saudi Services for Electro-Mechanic Works Company,” a source close to the project said.

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ACCIONA lays the first stone for IWP Shuqaiq-3 – Saudi Arabia

ACCIONA, a leading company in the development of water infrastructure, together with co-developers Marubeni Corporation, Almar Water Solutions through Abdul Latif Jameel CDC and Rawafid Alhadarah Holding Co, celebrated the cornerstone ceremony of the Shuqaiq-3 desalination plant last Thursday.  

The event was held at the Shuqaiq-3 site, located on the Red Sea coast of Saudi Arabia and was attended by several top representatives and officials from Spain including the Councillor for Economic and Financial Affairs of the Spanish Embassy in Riyadh, Mr. José Ramón Ferrandis Muñoz. José Díaz Caneja, CEO of ACCIONA Agua business line; Jesús Sancho, ACCIONA ME Managing Director and Manuel Manjón, ACCIONA Business Development Director attended as well the event.  

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Acciona breaks ground on big Saudi desalination plant – Saudi Arabia

Acciona, a leading company in the development of water infrastructure, has laid the foundation stone for IWP (independent water project) Shuqaiq-3, being developed in co-ordination with Marubeni Corporation and Almar Water Solutions through Abdul Latif Jameel CDC and Rawafid Alhadarah Holding Company.

Located on the Red Sea coast, IWP Shuqaiq-3 is one of the largest desalination plants in Saudi Arabia, said a statement from the Spanish group.

The project’s EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) stage is scheduled for completion in 2021, it stated.

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Saudi Arabia launches $826m water projects – Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia has launched water developments in Makkah and across other holy sites worth over $826.6 million.

Projects include setting up a pipeline for carrying desalinated water from the desalination plant in Al-Shuaibah to Makkah and the holy sites at a total cost exceeding $233m (SAR875m), and the second phase of Al-Shuaibah Desalination Plant with a capacity of 250,000 cubic meters per day at a cost of over $313m (SAR1.175bn).

Other water services projects include water networks, connections to homes, strategic reservoirs and sanitary drainage networks and connections at a cost of over $160m (SAR600m) in several districts of Makkah and the holy sites.

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Saudi Arabia issues request for proposals for Jubail Phase 3 IWPs – Saudi Arabia

Owned by the kingdom’s Ministry of Finance, Saudi Water Partnership Company (SWPC) has issued request for proposals (RFPs) for the development of the Jubail Phase 3 Independent Water Projects (IWP), including Jubail-3A and BB with 600,000m3 and 570,000m3 potable water capacity per day.

SWPC has called for RFPs from 10 pre-qualified bidders including individual companies and consortia.

The qualified bidders for the reverse osmosis desalination plant project include: International Company for Water and Power Projects (Acwa Power); a consortium of FCC Aqualia, Haji Abdullah Alireza & Co and Alfanar Co.; Cobra; Engine Middle East; Malakoff International; a consortium of Marubeni Corporation and Power and Utility Company for Jubail and Yanbu (Marafiq); Mitsubishi Corporation; Suez Groupe; Veolia Middle East; and Utico.

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Oil built Saudi Arabia – will a lack of water destroy it? – Saudi

Bottles of water twirl on the conveyor belts of the Berain water factory in Riyadh, as a puddle of water collects on the concrete floor.

In a second warehouse, tanks emit a low hum as water brought in from precious underground aquifers passes through a six-stage purification process before bottling.

“In Saudi Arabia there are only two sources of water: the sea and deep wells,” says Ahmed Safar Al Asmari, who manages one of Berain’s two factories in Riyadh. “We’re in the central region, so there are only deep wells here.”

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Six mega water projects launched in Saudi Arabia to serve pilgrims – Saudi Arabia

Dignitaries in Saudi Arabia inaugurated a number of water projects in Makkah and additional holy sites worth over SR3.1 (US $826 million) billion last week.

According to Eng. Abdulrahman Bin Abdulmuhsen Al-Fadhli, minister of environment, water and agriculture, these projects will serve visitors to Makkah and the holy sites.

Saudi Arabia plans to receive 15 million pilgrims and Umrah performers by the year 2020 and 30 million by the year 2030, in line with the goals of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.

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Acwa Power’s fully owned desalination plant in Makkah opens ahead of schedule – Saudi Arabia

Utility developer Acwa Power announced the commercial start-up of a desalination project in Saudi Arabia’s western region of Makkah ahead of schedule.

The Shuaibah Expansion II scheme, which has the capacity to generate 250,000 cubic metres of water per day, began commercial operations in May.

The plant was built at a cost of $314 million (Dh1.15 billion) and was inaugurated by Prince Khalid bin Faisal, Governor of Makkah province.

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Abengoa inaugurates the Shuaibah desalination plant in Saudi Arabia – Saudi Arabia

Abengoa (MCE: ABG/P:SM), the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the infrastructures, energy and water sectors, has inaugurated together with its partner Fisia Italiampianti a reverse osmosis desalination plant in the Shuaibah complex, in Saudi Arabia.

The Project is the largest desalination plant built by Abengoa to date, with a capacity of 250,000 m3/day. In addition, the Project has already produced 20 million cubic meters of desalinated water since the successful completion of the tests required for the Project.

Abengoa and Fisia Italiampianti were responsible for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of the Project.

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