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Saudi Arabia boosts desalination capacity by 10%

Saline Water Conversion Corporation produces 1.1 billion cubic meters per day in 2014.

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 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.

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