New Desalination Plant and Pipeline launched by Makkah Emir Prince Khaled Al-Faisal In Jeddah
Construction of the plant is being overseen by the Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) and the 10-km-long pipeline is being carried out by the National Water Company. Prominent figures at the launch included Prince Mishal Bin Majed, Governor of Jeddah; Abdullah Al-Hussayen, Minister of Water and Electricity; Abdulrahman Al-Ibrahim, Governor of SWCC; and Luay Musallam, Executive President of the National Water Company.
Hussayen said the launch of the two projects by Prince Khaled reflects their importance to citizens and residents of the city.
He went on to say the progress the country has enjoyed during this period reflects the leadership’s concern for citizens and expatriates living in the country.
“During the era of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques services in water and electricity sectors have made big strides, and during a short period, the Ministry of Water and Electricity and its affiliated sectors have been able to build big projects comparable to those in other countries,” said Al-Hussayen.
The production capacity of the reverse osmosis desalination plant is 240,000 cubic meters of water daily. The water produced is expected to give a big boost to desalinated water reaching Jeddah from Al-Shuaibah 3 desalination plant. The cost of constructing the new plant was SR1.115 billion and took 48 months to complete.