Saudi Arabia boosts desalination capacity by 10%
Saline Water Conversion Corporation produces 1.1 billion cubic meters per day in 2014.
Saudi Arabia’s Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) produced 1.1 billion cubic meters of desalinated water last year, an increase of 10% from the previous year.
Water and Electricity Minister Abdullah Al-Hussayen, who is also the SWCC board chairman, said the desalination plant in Ras Al-Khair in the Eastern Province has increased the capacity considerably, Arab News reported.
SWCC Gov. Abdul Rahman Al-Ibrahim said the volume of desalinated water produced in the Eastern Province stations totalled 550.1 million cubic meters, representing 49.7% of the total amount, supplying the Riyadh, Qassim, Sudair and Washem provinces.
SWCC supplied 557.5 million cubic meters (50.3%) to Western region including the holy sites of Makkah and Madinah, among other areas.