The desalination plant will use reverse osmosis (RO) seawater desalination technology and will boast a potable water capacity of 450,000cu/m per day.
While Saudi Arabia has increasingly turned to desalination to make up for its lack of surface and ground water, Qatrah aims to balance the water production/consumption formula through a much wider variety of means
The large-scale seawater reverse osmosis scheme, which has a capacity of 600,000 cubic feet metres per day, will be developed in consortium with Saudi Brothers Commercial Company
The new plant is being developed as a brownfield seawater desalination plant and associated facilities
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