Weir signs up for Kindasa RO

07 March 2003
The UK's Weir Westgarthsigned on 2 March a turnkey contract to build a 25,500-cubic-metre-a-day (cm/d) reverse osmosis (RO) desalination plant in Jeddah for Kindasa Water Services. Kindasa is 20 per cent owned by the Bushnak Water Group, which is also acting as the consultant (MEED 1:11:02).

The contract, which is estimated to be worth SR 100 million ($26 million), will take 18 months to complete. The project, which is the first private water initiative in the kingdom, calls for the construction of three 8,500-cm/d RO trains that will produce potable water for industrial use. An option to expand the plant's capacity to 34,000 cm/d is included in the scope of works, as well as the upgrade of an existing 14,000-cm/d RO seawater plant.

Detailed engineering for the project will be carried out by Weir Westgarth's Glasgow facility and Weir Techna Middle East, part of the Weir Group, from its regional office in Jebel Ali.

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