SWCC poised to invite bids for mobile desal capacity

Saudi Arabia’s Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) is poised to invite bids from mobile desalination providers to augment supplies until its planned large scale projects start producing.

The organisation will receive SAR 175 million ($46.7 million) a year for the mobile supplies, in funds which have been granted by King Salman bin Abdulaziz.

“The generous order to allocate this amount annually will contribute to the increase of our supply of desalinated water in a short time, until the completion of current projects,” said minister of environment, water and agriculture, Abdulrahman Al-Fadhli.

The mobile units will supply the regions of Jazan and Asir, and may also move around.

The backstory:

GrahamTek wins contract for SWCC pilot project (February 2018)

Metito wins desal and solar project in Saudi city development (February 2018)

Saudi Arabia names nine consortia as pre-quals for Rabigh 3 (January 2018)

Saudi’s Al-Fadhli gets the go-ahead for nine new desalination plants (January 2018)

Saudi Arabia’s WEC seeks developers for Yanbu 4 and Shuqaiq 3 (November 2017)

SWCC to shape up operations as privatisation begins (May 2017)

Doosan Heavy Industries wins major desal EPC contract in Saudi Arabia (April 2017)

Saudi Arabia sets out radical shake up of desalination policy (December 2016)