Saudi and South Korea sign desalination deal

Saudi Arabia and South Korea have signed a water desalination agreement and a memorandum of understanding for technology transference to Saudi.

The desalination agreement was signed by Saudi’s Saline Water Conversion Corporation and South Korean corporation, Doosan.

Secretary general of the Saudi Public Investment Fund, Abdul Rahman bin Mohammed al- Mufadhi, signed the memorandum of understanding with South Korean conglomerate, POSCO. It included the establishment of mechanisms and methods to transfer knowledge and technology to the kingdom.

Steel, chemicals and infrastructure giant POSCO recently completed what it claimed to be South Korea’s first commercial seawater desalination plant.

The 30 Ml/d Gwangyang East Revetment Desalination Water Supply Project supplies water for POSCO’s steel mill at the port of Gwangyang. On opening the plant POSCO unveiled plans to make an entry into overseas desalination markets including Middle East and Latin America.