Desalination contract awarded for Yanbu port in Saudi Arabia

South Korean equipment supplier Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction has signed a $1.2 billion dollar contract with Saudi Arabia’s Saline Water Conversion Corp. to build a desalination facility in the Red Sea port of Yanbu...

South Korean equipment supplier Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction has signed a $1.2 billion dollar contract with Saudi Arabia’s Saline Water Conversion Corp. to build a desalination facility in the Red Sea port of Yanbu.

The desalination plant is expected to have a capacity of 550,000 m3/day and will be completed as an EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) contract, including equipment design and manufacturing, as well as installation and testing. March 2016 is the expected completion deadline.

The build will be part of a larger construction contract awarded to Samsung Engineering to build the 3,100MW Yanbu 3 power plant. Partners for the $3 billion power plant include China’s Shanghai Electric and local firm Al-Toukhi.

Doosan recently announced that it had completed fabrication of what it called the “world’s largest Multi-Stage Flash evaporator” for Saudi Arabia’s Ras Al Khair Ph.1 seawater desalination facility (see WWi story).

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