Doosan set to build 2 MED plants in Yanbu
Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction of South Korea is to receive an engineering, procurement and construction contract for two multi-effect distillation desalination (MED) units from Marafiq, the power and water utility company for Jubail and Yanbu, Saudi Arabia.Marafiq said in a statement on 3 August 2011 that a letter of intent for the contract was signed at Marafiq headquarters in Jubail by the company's president and CEO, Thamer S Al-Sharhan, and Doosan's regional managing director for business development, Hyun-Sang Ahn. According to the agreement, Doosan will not only build the MED units, but will also make arrangements for the training and development of a number of Saudi engineers for this project.
Expected to be operational by the first quarter of 2013, the MED units will have a combined production capacity of 55,000 m³/d. The two units are part of Marafiq's expansion plans for its potable and process water production capacity in Yanbu Industrial city.