RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Korean firm Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction has secured a US$422 million contract to build a seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) desalination plant in Saudi Arabia.
The engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) project for the Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) will see the SWRO facility built in Shuaibah, 110 km south of Jeddah, on the coast of Red Sea.
Business Korea reported that the produced water will supply 1.3 million people in the region.
It has been seven years since Doosan has secured new business in Saudi Arabia’s desalination market, having won the Yanbu phase 3 desalination deal in 2012, and the Ras Al-Khair project back in 2010.
Yoon Seok-won, head of Water BG Group at Doosan Heavy Industries reportedly said: “We hope to move more aggressively to tap into the global RO seawater desalination market, which will worth US$4.5 billion (5.01 trillion won), by 2020.”