Doosan takes Yanbu 3 MSF plant in Saudi

Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction is to build the Yanbu Phase 3 Seawater Desalination Plant under a contract worth US$ 1 billion from the Saline Water Conversion Corporation of Saudi Arabia.

The Yanbu 3 multistage flash (MSF) plant will be built 350 km north of Jeddah to supply fresh water to the industrial city of Yanbu and the nearby Medina region. The plant will deliver 550,000 m³/d of water, sufficient to meet daily requirements of 1.8 million people.

Doosan’s engineering, procurement and construction contract includes equipment design and manufacturing as well as installation and testing. The project is due for completion by March 2016.

In 2010, Doosan won the contract to build the Ras Al Khair 1 MSF plant, the world’s largest desalination project to date, followed by the Yanbu 2 Expansion multi‑effect distillation (MED) plant, featuring the world’s largest MED distiller, and the Marafiq Yanbu MED plant in 2011.

“Doosan was able to become the successful bidder because we have built solid trust with our client through successful execution of various projects over the years, on top of our cutting-edge technologies,” said Seokwon Yun, CEO of Doosan’s Water Business Group. “With the winning of the latest project, Doosan has further strengthened its position as the global leader in the seawater desalination industry.”