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SWCC plans world's biggest desal plant

New mammoth project reportedly planned for Rabigh

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The new facility is expected to have a daily capacity of 600,000 cubic metres. (GETTY IMAGES)
The new facility is expected to have a daily capacity of 600,000 cubic metres. (GETTY IMAGES)

Saudi Arabia’s Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) has reportedly announced plans to build the world’s biggest desalination plant at Rabigh, northwest of Jeddah. According to Arab News, SWCC are planning a facility will a daily output capacity of 600,000 cubic metres.

Work is planned to begin in the first quarter of next year, with project completion scheduled for 2018. The new facility will then supply water to northern areas of Jeddah, Makkah and Taif. Project funding for the massive scheme has already been allocated in SWCC’s yearly budget.

SWCC is already the largest producer of desalinated water in the world, and is looking to add substantially to its current capacity as Saudi Arabia’s population – and consequently water demand – continue to grow.
 

 

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