MED desalination project in Saudi awarded to Doosan Heavy

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JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, Feb. 8, 2010 -- The Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) in Saudi Arabia has awarded a contract to Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction to co-build what has been touted as the largest single multi-effect distillation (MED) desalination unit in the world.

The US$124 million agreement will see the unit constructed for the second phase of the plant at Yanbu, which will have a capacity of 15 MIDG (68,190 m3/d) and aims to supply potable water for use by 150,000 to 200,000 people.

As part of the collaboration, Doosan will execute engineering, fabrication, installation, commissioning, and all other related scopes of work on an EPC (Engineering, Procurement & Construction) basis.

The company, which is also building what it calls the "world's largest" single-unit multi-stage flash (MSF) evaporator (20 MIGD/ 91,000 m3/day) for the Ras Az Zawr facility in Saudi Arabia, said the MED market is growing due to "low energy consumption trends".

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