Doosan wins giant Ras Azzour desalination plant contract

Doosan Heavy Industries of South Korea has won a US$ 1.46 billion contract to supply the Ras Azzour desalination plant in Saudi Arabia, which, at a capacity of 228 MIGD (1,036,500 m³/d), will be the largest in the world.

The project, for the Saline Water Conversion Corporation, will be a hybrid: 160 MIGD (727,000 m³/d) evaporation and 67.5 MIGD (307,000 m³/d) reverse-osmosis. It will supply water from the Gulf to 3.5 million people in the Riyadh area.

Doosan will carry out design, manufacturing, installation and commissioning of the entire process , which is scheduled be completed by the end of 2014. It will be integrated with a 2,400 MW power plant