Saudi Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture Eng. Abdulrahman Al-Fadhli visited the Reverse Osmosis Plant in Jubail, the world's largest, and was briefed on the workflow of the production system (1 million m3/day).
This is one of the major projects implemented by the Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC), and the largest of its kind in the world using reverse osmosis technology with the lowest energy consumption, of 2.7 kWh/m3.
Al-Fadhli inspected the stages of the project that utilizes alternative energy to reach a consumption rate of 2.2 kWh/m3, and solar energy to reduce industrial energy consumption by 1.96 kWh/m3.
The tour also included visiting the well water purification units, a project established in the Eastern region by SWCC to improve the quality of well water and thus the quality of life, as part of the most important goals of Vision 2030.
The project aims to increase production rates at 15 different locations, to reach a total capacity of 76,000 m3/day for some 400,000 beneficiaries.