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.


Saudi Arabia expected to award mega desalination project in Q4 – Rabigh – Saudi

Saudi Arabia’s state-owned Water and Electricity Company (WEC) is expected to sign the development agreement for its $150 million Rabigh 3 Independent Water Project (IWP), located at Rabigh on the Red Sea coast, in the fourth quarter of 2018, a source told Thomson Reuters Projects.

The project 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, according to an August 2017 press statement posted on WEC’s website.


Finnish group Pöyry secures Saudi water project deal – Shuqaiq – Saudi Arabia.

Pöyry, an international consulting and engineering company, said it has secured the owner’s engineer services contract from the Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) for the Shuqaiq Phase 3 Water Transmission System project in Saudi Arabia.

The scope of work includes review of contractor’s engineering services and supervision of construction, erection and commissioning, said a statement from Pöyry.


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).


More than 2 mln cubic meters of desalinated water for pilgrims – Riyadh – Saudi Arabia

Saudi National Water Company (NWC) has announced its readiness to provide pilgrims at the holy sites with the necessary amounts of desalinated water as part of its preparations to provide relief to worshipers.

According to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), the company did visual presentation on its readiness on the seventh day of Hajj this year, reviewing its operational capacity.


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.



Saudi SWCC inks agreement for 3 floating desalination plants.

Saudi Arabia’s Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) has reportedly inked a deal with an international firm for the production of 150,000 cubic meters of potable desalinated water daily through three floating desalination plants established on barges.

Each floating desalination plant was confirmed to offer a production capacity of of 50,000 cubic meters of desalinated water per day.

The barges were designed to be stationed opposite Al-Shaqeeq desalination plants in order to feed the SWCC tanks with desalinated water.



Saudi PIF takes key stake in Acwa Power.

Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) has acquired a significant stake in the International Company For Water And Power Projects (Acwa Power), a leading developer, owner, and operator of power generation and water desalination plants.

As a result of the investment, PIF will become a 15.2 per cent direct shareholder in Acwa Power and, by taking into account the 9.78 per cent ownership of its wholly-owned subsidiary Sanabil Direct Investments Company, PIF’s total shareholding directly and indirectly represents a 24.98 per cent equity interest in Acwa Power, a statement said.