Jeddah 4 desalination engineering & design awarded to Black & Veatch

Feb. 4, 2015
Consultancy Black & Veatch will provide engineering and design services for SWCC's Jeddah 4 desalination plant in Saudi Arabia...

Already the world’s largest producer of desalinated water, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will be adding a further 400,000 m3/day to its water supplies.

As WWi magazine (Water & Wastewater International) reported in December (watch video), consultancy Black & Veatch today confirmed that it has secured the engineering and design contract for the Jeddah 4 project, awarded by the Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC).

At the end of January SWCC awarded a US$120 million contract for the expansion of the Shuaiba Phase 2 plant (see WWi story).

Using reverse osmosis membranes, Jeddah 4 will enhance water resources for the city’s five million people by supplying upto 400,000 m3/day.

Jeddah 4 will be tendered on an engineer, procure and construct (EPC) basis. Black & Veatch will be responsible for studies of site and adjacent sea conditions, conceptual process and engineering design, and preparation of tender documents/support during the tendering process.

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