World’s largest desalination plant planned for Saudi Arabia

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The Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) is planning on building a 600,000 m3/day desalination facility, according to the Saudi Press Agency.

The new facility will be designed to meet the needs of northern Jeddah, Makkah and Taif. The SWCC director-general reportedly said that the production of the existing Rabigh desalination plant will be raised to 20,000 m3/day to supply Khulaiss and Rabih governorates.

Construction of the plant is expected to start at the beginning of 2014 and will be finished in 2018. Saudi Arabia is considered one of the largest desalination companies in the world, supply 3.3 million cubic meters daily.

SWCC runs more than 30 desalination plants on the Red Sea and the Gulf. At the end of 2012 contracts were signed for the third phase of the Yanbu-Madinah desalination project.

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