The project for Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) will be located along the country’s Red Sea coast, about 110km south of Jeddah. It will produce 400,000t of water a day, supplying enough water for 130,000 people in the region.
Doosan will undertake engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of the construction project. Once completed, the plant is expected to produce 400,000 tons of water a day.
Seokwon Yoon, executive vice president of Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction, said: “We are excited to be able to extend our commitment of delivering our advanced solutions to help meet the growing demand of water and electricity in the kingdom by winning the new large-scale desalination project. Moving forward, we will continue to concentrate our efforts on expanding our presence in the global RO desalination market, which is expected to reach $4.5 billion in market size by 2020.”
The deal will see Doosan expand into the global seawater reverse osmosis desalination market. It also marks Doosan’s re-entry to the Saudi Arabian seawater desalination market for the first time in five years: it won the Ras Al Khair project in 2010, the world’s largest desalination plant to date, and the Yanbu Phase 3 seawater desalination plant project in 2012.