SWCC signs deal to access desal technology
Saudi company joins forces with Korea's GMVP to produce potable water.
Saudi Arabia’s Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Korean GMVP for access to the latest desalination technologies.
Ibrahim Al-Tisan, DGM, Desalination Technologies Research Institute (DTRI), an affiliate of SWCC, and Kim Seung-hyun, director, GMVP, signed the deal on the sidelines of the 10th Saudi water and power forum in Riyadh.
Speaking to Arab News, Al-Tisan said that the purpose of the MoU is to create a framework for mutual cooperation and that they intend to promote the knowledge exchange and transfer of technology.
“After this MoU we will work in joint cooperation with GMVP sharing future technology to convert salt water into potable water.”
He added that the areas of cooperation in the innovative technologies include membrane distillation, pressure retarded osmosis and valuable resource recovery methods.