RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Saline Water Conversion Corporation will announce on Saturday the full details of a construction contract for an integrated reverse osmosis membrane desalination plant.
The plant will be only the second of its kind outside of Japan and the first in the Middle East, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
The construction of the plant will take place entirely within in the Kingdom, carried out by a Saudi-Japanese team in partnership with the Local Content and Government Procurement Authority, and the Government Expenditure and Projects Efficiency Authority.
More details of the construction contract will be revealed during the press conference in Riyadh on Nov. 5, along with other relevant information, most notably about the extraction of minerals from brine, which will constitute a significant economic resource in efforts to achieve sustainability by reducing the concentration of brine returned to the sea.
The SWCC is working to localize the desalination industry as part of efforts to promote and empower local employment initiatives through the creation of new industries. It aims to do this by establishing factories for international corporations in the Kingdom and improving spending efficiency through the provision of highly efficient and reliable sustainable local products, while also developing them by conducting research and working with partners to develop innovative solutions to challenges.