Toray wins contracts for Saudi Arabia's Shuaibah desal plants

Japanese company to deliver Romembra membrane for Phase 3's second extension and Phase 4 through local subsidiary

Shuaibah Water and Electricity Co is developing the Saudi projects.
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Shuaibah Water and Electricity Co is developing the Saudi projects.

Toray Industries – one of the sponsors of Expo 2020 Dubai’s Japan Pavilion – has received orders to deliver its Romembra reverse osmosis (RO) membranes for Shuaibah Phase 3’s second extension and Shuaibah Phase 4 desalination plants – on which a joint venture of Abengoa and Fisia Italimpianti, and Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction are respectively working – in Saudi Arabia, where the plants are being developed in line with the kingdom’s Vision 2030 goals.

Toray has supplied Romembra in all Shuaibah desalination systems since 2009, and will deliver the membrane, as well as related technical services, through its local subsidiary Toray Membrane Middle East, which was formed in Dammam Third Industrial City in 2015.

Romembra is also used for waste water treatment applications, the chemicals company said in a statement.

Shuaibah-3’s operational start was marked in July 2019, whilst Shuaibah-4 is planned to come online in January 2020.

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