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Saudi Arabia plans to construct desalination plant in Karachi – Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia has agreed to provide a one-billion-dollar investment guarantee to the federal government, which will be used to build a desalination plant in Karachi to address the city’s water supply problems.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif made the announcement at CM House, where he was invited by the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Friday to discuss “key issues of the economy” and “suggest measures to meet the current challenges,” which have crippled the country’s financial system and put the newly-formed coalition government at a crossroads.

During his speech, the Prime Minister announced the new development as well as his “successful” talks with Saudi Arabia, which had promised the Pakistani government a one-billion-dollar investment.


Saudi Arabia Kicks off Implementation of World’s Largest Eco-friendly Water Osmosis System – Saudi Arabia

The Governor of the Saudi Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC), Eng. Abdullah Al-Abdul Karim, said that work has begun to create the world’s largest environmentally friendly water osmosis system.

The Saudi official revealed the Kingdom’s aspirations to find solutions to the risks that threaten humanity, especially the increasing water demand.

His comments came during a speech at the opening of the Global Water Summit, which kicked off on Wednesday in Madrid.


Acwa Power ‘working on $67.4bn sustainable projects across the globe’ – Saudi Arabia

Acwa Power, a leading Saudi developer of power generation and water desalination plants, has a total of 65 projects worth SR253.4 billion ($67.4 billion) in the operation, construction or advanced development stage across the globe, said its top official.

These projects, which are mostly focused at providing sustainable solutions, will be generating 43.4 GW of electricity and producing 6.4 million cu m per day of desalinated water, remarked its Chairman Mohammad Abunayyan while releasing the Q1 results yesterday (May 18).

The other major operational highlights for the first quarter of 2022 include:

•Neom green hydrogen project, the world’s largest at-scale green hydrogen and ammonia project, has now moved into the construction phase. A Limited Notice to Proceed (LNTP) for SR3.4 billion was signed in relation to the EPC contract by Acwa Power and its consortium of partners.


Algerian Energy Co. plans 3 new desalination plants; Iraq to expand Halfaya oil field’s water treatment system – Saudi Arabia

A range of diverse projects are currently underway in the Middle East and North Africa region, which are at various stages of development. From a project tracking point of view, firms such as Algerian Energy Co. are planning for the construction of new plants.

Moreover, while some firms such as Iraq’s Halfaya oil field are seeking expansion, others such as Libya’s National Oil Corporation are anticipating a favorable budget allocation that will help boost their activity.

Whereas NEOM Green Hydrogen Co. is due to announce the contractor for solar and wind plants as early as next week.(LINK).

World’s largest reverse osmosis desalination facility opens – Saudi Arabia

The world’s largest reverse osmosis desalination facility, the Rabigh 3 IWSP, was inaugurated with an opening ceremony in Rabigh, Saudi Arabia.

The desalination plant, with a capacity of 600,000 m3/day (158 million gallons daily), has been recognized as the world’s largest reverse osmosis desalination facility by the Guinness World Records™, the global authority on record breaking achievements.

According to the International Desalination Association (IDA), the plant is characterized by the highest level of operational efficiency, is the most environmentally friendly desalination plant in the world due to the lowest electricity consumption during day-to-day operations, and has recorded the lowest noise rate.



Abengoa SA announced the inauguration of the Rabigh desalination plant, the largest reverse-osmosis (RO) desalination plant in commercial operation in the world, with a capacity of 600,000 m3/day.

The CEO of Abengoa Agua y Energía, Ángel Alday, highlighted that “this iconic project is a clear example of Abengoa’s interest in participating in the achievement of the strategic objectives of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030, with an extraordinary development of desalination in the country, and an interest in setting records in reducing water tariffs and minimizing the carbon footprint”. Recently, the Rabigh plant was recognized as the world’s largest reverse osmosis desalination facility by Guinness World Records, the world’s leading authority on record-breaking.

Among other benefits, it has been recognized as the plant with the highest level of operating efficiency and respect for the environment, as well as the lowest electricity consumption and noise levels in the world.


Abengoa celebrates the opening ceremony of the Rabigh 3 desalination plant – Saudi Arabia

Abengoa was present at the opening ceremony of the Rabigh desalination plant, the largest reverse osmosis desalination plant in commercial operation in the world, with 600,000 m3/day capacity.

In an emblematic act, they met in the city of Rabigh (Saudi Arabia) Member of the Board of Directors of SBCC-SAWACO, as well as representatives of the consortium responsible for the EPC of the project, Abengoa, SepcoIII (Power China) and Sidem (Veolia).

The CEO of Abengoa Water and Energy, Angel Alday, stressed that ‘this iconic project is the clear exponent of Abengoa’s interest in participating in the achievement of the strategic objectives of the ‘Vision 2030 of Saudi Arabia’, with an extraordinary development of desalination in the country, and an interest in establishing records for the reduction of water tariffs and the minimization of carbon footprint’.


SEWA awards Metito 20 MIGD SWRO plant restoration – Saudi Arabia

Metito’s scope of work covers the design, procurement, construction, site erection, inspection, testing, and commissioning of the project.

In the process, Metito will dismantle and replace the existing equipment and structure, renovate SEWA’s SWRO system, and implement additional membranes in eight skids.

Metito will also be upgrading the electrical system to accommodate new equipment and integrate a Distributed Control System (DCS).


East Pipes signs $132 million steel pipes contract with SWCC for water desalination – Saudi Arabia

East Pipes Integrated Company for Industry, a leading manufacturer of Helical Submerged Arc Welded (HSAW) pipes, has signed a project with the Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) amounting to SAR 497 million ($132.4 million) to supply and deliver steel pipes for Water Transmission System.

The project was awarded on 12 January 2022 for a duration of 12 months, and the financial impact of the deal will reflect in East Pipes’ financials in 2022/2023.

“We are delighted to have entered into a new agreement with our long-standing partner SWCC to supply pipes for Water Transmission System,” noted Mohammed Al Shaheen, CEO, East Pipes.


Gulf Cryo to build carbon capture plant for Petro Rabigh – Saudi Arabia

This cooperation between Petro Rabigh and Gulf Cryo is aligned with their shared ambition to capture CO2 emissions with the goal of reducing CO2 emissions by up to 2 million tons per year by 2042.

This collaboration aims at capturing CO2 emissions from MEG Plant which is located at Rabigh Petrochemical cluster in Saudi Arabia and has a capacity of 600,000 metric tonnes per year.

This agreement, which was signed by Amer Al Huneidi Gulf Cryo Chairman, and Othman Al Ghamdi, Petro Rabigh President and CEO, will establish a new strategic collaboration reinforcing the commitment of both businesses towards enhancing local content and securing a resilient supply chain and a sustainable business environment.