Saudi Arabia has allowed 100 per cent ownership in the field of desalination
Developer of utilities based in Riyadh Acwa Power announced the commercial launch of the desalination system in the western part of Mexico to Saudi Arabia.
Driving Expansion II Shuaibah, which is able to produce 250 thousand cubic meters per day of water, began to work in May.
The plant was built in the amount of 314 million dollars ($ 1.5 billion) and was opened by Prince Khalid Al-Faisal bin Abdulaziz, Adviser to Kastadyyana the Two Holy Mosques and the regional governor of Mecca.
"Based on our ongoing commitment to meet the needs of Saudi Arabia in the field of electricity and water treatment, we are proud that maximizes local content level, reaching 100 per cent of the operations carried out by Saudi teams", – said chairman of Acwa Power Mohammad Abunayan.
The scheme was completed in 21 months – a record for large-scale reverse osmosis plant, the developer said.
Reverse Osmosis – a process in which water passes through the membrane that separates the heavier deposits and salts. Then need minerals such as calcium and magnesium added to the filtered water before packing or transporting for consumption.
In addition, the newly opened businesses, Acwa Power also owns and operates an independent company Shuaiba engaged in water supply and power plant. The first such scheme was developed after the adoption of the decision of the Government of Saudi Arabia to open the sector to private investment. The scheme generates 900 megawatts and 880 thousand cubic meters of water per day. In 2009, the developer of utility companies completed 150,000 cubic meters per day expansion Shuaibah independent water circuits manufacturers.
Updated: July 21, 2019 2:41 pm