Saudi Arabia

ACCIONA-built Al-Khobar 1 desalination plant produces first cubic meter of water – Saudi Arabia

ACCIONA has described the production of the first cubic meter of water at Al-Khobar 1 as a key milestone in the construction of the desalination plant located on the east coast of Saudi Arabia.

The Sea Water Reverse Osmosis (SWRO) plant is owned by the Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) and considered a critical project in the modernisation of the water sector in Saudi Arabia.

A cubic meter of water is the equivalent to the consumption of a four-member family for one day, said its EPC contractor.


Saudi Arabia’s crowning PV plant – Saudi Arabia

ACWA Power launched the first solar project under the Kingdom’s ambitious Vision 2030 program, which will set the scene for Saudi Arabia’s renewable plans.

Project development moved quickly, with construction starting in November 2018 and panels that began generating electricity in November 2019.

ACWA Power is committed to developing PV capacity in its home base of Saudi Arabia with a goal to develop PV at the lowest possible cost.


ACWA-led consortium secures financing for Jubail desalination plant – Saudi Arabia

A consortium led by Saudi Arabian utility developer ACWA Power has signed financing agreements for a $650 million desalination project in the Saudi industrial city of Jubail.

The desalination plant, Jubail-3A IWP, will use sea water reverse osmosis to yield a capacity of 600,000 cubic metres per day.

The plant is being financed through limited recourse ring-fenced project financing from Al Rajhi Bank 1120.SE, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank ADIB.AD, Riyad Bank 1010.SE and Mizuho 8411.T, ACWA said in a statement.


Saudi utility firm wins financing for $650m desalination project – Saudi Arabia

ACWA Power has obtained financing to help develop a $650 million desalination project in Saudi Arabia.

The transaction is funded through “limited recourse ring-fenced project financing” with Al Rajhi Bank, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, Riyad Bank and Mizuho Bank as initial mandated lead arrangers, the Saudi-based utility said in a statement.

Riyad Bank and Bank AlJazira also provided equity bridge loans earlier this month.


Acciona wins $500m desalination contract – Saudi Arabia

The contract for the plant – Acciona’s fourth in the country – was awarded by Saudi publicly-owned company Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC).

The Al Khobar 2 desalination plant will be built at Khobar, on the east coast of Saudi Arabia around 400 kilometres from Riyadh.

The facility will be equipped with reverse osmosis technology and will have a daily capacity of more than 600,000m³, making it one of the biggest in the country.


Construction of KSA SWPC’s Shuqaiq 3 IWP desalination plant achieves two million man-hours without injuries – Saudi Arabia

Saudi Water Partnership Company (SWPC) and the Shuqaiq Three Company for Water (S3CW) Shuqaiq 3 IWP desalination plant in Shuqaiq, Jizan region.

On the country’s south-west coast, has achieved two million man-hours without Lost Time Injuries (LTIs) as construction surpasses the 50% completion mark.

This achievement reflects the shared priority and focus of SWPC, S3CW and ACCIONA, on risk prevention and the correct implementation of the Health & Safety (HSE) measures for all the workers in the Project.


PPP progress for Saudi Arabia – Saudi Arabia

Public-private partnership (PPP) and privatisation is one of the cornerstone policies of Vision 2030, the Saudi government’s strategy for transforming and growing the economy. 

In particular, they will deliver new infrastructure, improved services and increased participation of the private sector.

The programme began to bear significant fruit in 2019: seven PPP tenders were closed, expected to generate $2.4bn (SR9.1bn) in new investment, as well as the first privatisation by strategic sale, of the Saudia medical service.


SWCC plans webinar on Innovation in Desalination Brine Mining – Saudi Arabia

The Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) will be organizing a webinar on “Innovation in Desalination Brine Mining” on July 29.

Several international experts and senior executives of global desalination companies are expected to participate in the webinar.

SWCC, represented by its research arm —the Desalination Technology Research Institute (DTRI) — will organize the event, under the patronage of SWCC Governor Abdullah Al-Abdul Kareem.


Saudi SWCC desal plant becomes operational in record time – Saudi Arabia

Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) said its mega development Al Shaqeeq Desalination Plant has become operational in record time and well ahead of schedule (one-third of the specified time). 

It is now feeding 42,500 cu m of desalinated water per day to Asir and Jazan, reported the Saudi Gazette. 

The groundwork of the Al Shaqeeq project was laid in December last year and it got completed in only six months, it stated.


Yokogawa seals Saudi pipeline project supply contract – Saudi Arabia

Yokogawa Electric Corporation said its Saudi subsidiary has received an order from Turkish contracting giant Limak Construction to supply the monitoring systems for a key water transmission pipeline project in the kingdom.

The Jubail-Riyadh water transmission system, owned by the state-run Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC), will be transporting water from desalination plants near Jubail on the Persian Gulf coast to capital city Riyadh.

It will be one of the largest water transmission systems in the world, capable of transporting 1.2 million sq m of potable water per day. The system consists of a 412 km twin pipeline, one pumping station in Jubail, two intermediate pumping stations, and two tank farms.