Spanish contractor signs deal for Saudi desalination plant

11 July 2018
Desalination plant will have a capacity of more than 200,000 cubic metres a day

Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) has signed a contract worth more than SR900m ($241m) with Spain’s Acciona to build a desalination plant in Al-Khobar, in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia.

MEED reported in May that Acciona had been appointed by SWCC to build the plant, and the contract was signed in the kingdom on 8 July.

The plant will have a capacity of 100,000 cubic metres a day (cm/d), and the construction work will take 24 months to complete.

The desalination plant will provide water for Saudi Aramco’s residential complex in Dhahran.

Austria’s ILF was appointed in 2014 by water transmission firm National Water Company (NWC) and state desalination company Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) to provide the design services for the project.

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