New de­sali­na­tion plant launched

Arab News - - News Saudi Arabia - SPA Riyadh

Grow­ing de­mand for de­sali­nated water in the Asir and Jazan re­gions will now be met with the start of pro­duc­tion by the Sa­line Water Con­ver­sion Corp. of de­sali­nated water at the Shuqaiq De­sali­na­tion Plant on the Red Sea coast.

It is one of nine new plants equipped with tech­nolo­gies that are more re­li­able and con­sume less en­ergy.

The plants are part of plans to achieve sus­tain­able water de­vel­op­ment, at­tain a lead­er­ship position in the de­sali­na­tion in­dus­try, and con­trib­ute to the Saudi econ­omy and com­pre­hen­sive de­vel­op­ment.

The Shuqaiq plant im­ple­ments re­verse os­mo­sis tech­nol­ogy and has a pro­duc­tion ca­pac­ity of 42,500 cu­bic me­ters of de­sali­nated water per day.

It was com­pleted in just six months, a third of the time frame set for sim­i­lar projects. The SWCC aims at con­sol­i­dat­ing the nat­u­ral water re­source in var­i­ous re­gions and cities of the King­dom where there are se­vere fresh water short­ages, through the process of de­sali­na­tion.

The cor­po­ra­tion is also ha­bil­i­tated to pro­duce elec­tric power as a byprod­uct de­pend­ing on eco­nomic and tech­ni­cal needs.

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