Acciona will construct a desalination plant in Saudi Arabia with a daily capacity of 210,000 cubic metres, having won the contract worth more than 200 million euros with the Saudi public company Saline Water Conversión Corporation (SWCC).
According to a statement released by the company, it is a turnkey project of over a year´s guarantee to construct the Al Khobar desalination plant in Dharan, on the Saudi coast about 400km from Riyadh.
The installations are expected to be completed within one or two years and will handle 210,000 cubic metres daily to serve a population of 350,000 as well as the oil company Aramco.
Acciona has operated in Saudi Arabia since 2012, when it won another contract to design, construct and make operational the Al Jubail desalination plant for Marafiq, jointly with SBG-PCMC, which serves the city as well as an industrial complex in the Eastern province.
According to Julio de la Rosa, Director for Middle Eastern Water Business Development in Acciona, the company has been selected because of “its highly efficient design, which means it can offer a very competitive price and optimise the operational costs and energy consumption.”