Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) said its mega development Al Shaqeeq Desalination Plant has become operational in record time and well ahead of schedule (one-third of the specified time).
It is now feeding 42,500 cu m of desalinated water per day to Asir and Jazan.
The groundwork of the Al Shaqeeq project was laid in December last year and it got completed in only six months, it stated.
Al-Shaqeeq is a pioneering industrial entity in the desalination industry, and an effective contributor to the national economy and comprehensive development.
It is one of nine new plants with modern technologies set up on the Red Sea coast designed to meet the needs of various regions and cities of the kingdom, within the ambit of its sustainable water development, and its persistent plans to achieve the goals of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, the report added.