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Saudi desalination plant nears completion

Desalination plant in Jeddah in final stages of construction

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The desalination plant is nearing completion.
The desalination plant is nearing completion.

A new desalination plant in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia is in the final phase of construction, with the plant likely to be ready for production in October, local media has reported.

The South Jeddah Corniche (SOJECO) plant will be the third facility established by Sawaco, a Saudi Brothers Commercial company that supplies potable water to hotels, factories, hospitals and houses in Saudi Arabia.

Work relating to soil improvement on the plant is complete and all required equipment and machinery is now ready to be installed, the Arab News has reported.

“We supply customised water for different industrial needs. For example, we supply 180 ppm drinking grade water to Pepsi. At the same time we supply demineralised water with salinity less than 10 ppm to United Sugar Co," said Nizar Kammourie, general manager of Sawaco.

The plant is being developed by Saudi Industrial property Authority (Modon), which has land for 163 factories with a total area of 1,767,815 square metres. Investments in the area are said to be more than SR4 billion.

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