Construction on Saudi's desal plant in Al Khobar 55% complete

Saline Water Conversion Corporation recorded 1.3 million safe man hours without lost time on the project

The plant has a capacity to desalinate 210,000m3 of water daily. [representational image]
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The plant has a capacity to desalinate 210,000m3 of water daily. [representational image]

Saudi Arabia’s government-owned Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) has completed 55% of the construction of its reverse osmosis desalination plant, which has the capacity to desalinate 210,000m3 water per day.

SWCC said that the project hit a new milestone after it recorded 1.3 million safe man hours without lost time injury.

According to an Arabic language statement on SWCC’s official Twitter account, the plant will supply 110,000m3 of desalinated water to the eastern region every day in addition to 75,000m3 for Saudi Aramco’s Ajyal project and 25,000m3 to King Salman Energy City. 

In July 2018, SWCC picked Acciona Auga for an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the desalination plant, which is located about 400km from Riyadh.

A statement on the Spanish firm’s website said that the design and build contract was valued at $223m (SAR836.8m).

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