SWCC completes seven small-to-medium-sized desalination plants in KSA

Plants will have a total production and supply capacity of 304,350cu m per day

The Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) has completed work on seven small, and medium-sized desalination plants in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, that have a total production and supply capacity of 304,350cu m per day.

According to a report by Arab News, which citied a senior official as saying that the SWCC achieved the construction target despite the ongoing pandemic. This was due to the use of innovative solutions and new technologies developed in line with international standards, the report added.

SWCC Governor Abdullah Al Abdul Kareem said the corporation has successfully completed work on small and medium-sized plants that consume less energy and are more reliable.

The Shuqaiq desalination plant, which began operations, boasts a total production capacity of 42,500 cu m, he stated.

Besides Shuqaiq, the Amlaj, Duba desalination plant, a new facility in Forsan, Khobar and other projects in different parts of the kingdom have already started operations.

“SWCC has made great progress in reducing the operational costs of its new plants by 50% to 55%. It aims to reduce energy consumption and ensure efficient services to the public,” he concluded.

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