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Marafiq set to build Jubail desal station

New plant aimed at meeting increasing demand in the city

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The new plant will help meet increasing demand for water in Jubail. (GETTY IMAGES)
The new plant will help meet increasing demand for water in Jubail. (GETTY IMAGES)

Saudi Arabia’s Power and Water Utility Co (Marafiq) has reportedly signed deals for two projects in Jubail Industrial City that will see the construction of a water desalination station and 249 residential units for the firm’s employees, according to Gulf News.

The contracts will see the construction of a reverse osmosis desalination plant – the fourth of its kind in Jubail – and has been signed with a consortium of Saudi Binladin Group and Acciona Agua (of Spain). The new station, set to be completed by the last quarter of 2014, will have a final output of 100,000 cubic metres per day.

The firm was also reportedly building 298 residential units for workers in parallel with the project.
 

 

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