Key safety milestone reached at Shuaibah Expansion II IWP
Project will be world’s fastest implemented water desalination plant
Shuaibah Expansion II IWP has clocked up 3.3 million working hours without any injury.
The impressive statistic was revealed by Mohammad Abunayyan, chairman of ACWA Power as he welcomed His Excellency Eng. Abdulrahman bin Abdulmohsen Al-Fadhly, Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Water and Electricity Company, alongside His Excellency Eng. Ali bin Abdulrahman Al-Hazmi, Vice Chairman of and Governor of the Saline Water Conversion Corporation, to the site.
Shuaibah Expansion II IWP is expected to be completed within 22 months, making it the world’s fastest implemented water desalination plant.
Abunayyan said: “Our people and their safety always come first, and we are extremely proud of the team for recording 3.3 million working hours without any injury at this plant. We remain committed to delivering our projects in a timely manner to ensure the trust of our partners while adhering to the highest quality, security and safety standards.”
Upon completion in 2019, the Shuaibah Expansion II IWP project will meet the growing water needs of the Western Region through the production of 250,000m3 of water per day.
His Excellency visited Shuaibah Water and Electricity Company - which provides water about 50 er cent of Mecca, Jeddah, Ta’if and Al Bahah – to ensure the readiness of its performance.
ACWA Power also owns and operates Shuaibah IWPP, the first IWPP developed following the Saudi government’s decision to open the market to private investment, which generates 900 MW of power and 880,000 m3/day. In addition, ACWA Power completed the 150,000 m3/day Shuaibah Expansion IWP in 2009.