Saudi Arabia unveils plans for giant desalination plant

Saudi Arabia’s Saline Water Conversion Corporation has announced plans for what would be the world’s largest desalination plant.

The planned site for the plant is at Rabigh on the country’s west coast.

The plant would be able to produce up to 600 million litres of desalinated water a day using reverse osmosis. The project was announced at Singapore International Water Week where projects, tenders and other investments worth some US$11.6 billion were agreed according to the event’s organizers. Those deals included the opening by Beijing Enterprises Water Group of its international headquarters in Singapore. It is expected to handle about US$1.6 billion of investments outside China. Also, authorities in Indonesia, Laos, Philippines and Vietnam announced investments in their region worth more than US$1.6 billion dollars.