Acwa Power to convert desalination technology of Shuaibah 3 IWPP

23 Jun 2022
Acwa Power to convert desalination technology of Shuaibah 3 IWPP

A consortium led by the local Acwa Power has signed project agreements with the Saudi Water Partnership Company (SWPCC) to convert the desalination component of the Shuaibah 3 independent water and power project (IWPP) from multi-stage flash (MSF) technology to reverse osmosis (RO)

A consortium led by the local Acwa Power has signed project agreements with the Saudi Water Partnership Company (SWPCC) to convert the desalination component of Saudi Arabia's Shuaibah 3 independent water and power project (IWPP) from multi-stage flash (MSF) technology to reverse osmosis (RO).

The capacity of the plant will be 600,000 cubic metres a day (cm/d).

The conversion project will be carried out until a build, own and operate (BOO) model. The consortium carrying out the conversion will include Badel, which is owned by sovereign wealth vehicle the Public Investment Fund (PIF).

The reconfigured Shuaibah 3 desalination plant is expected to begin commercial operations in the second quarter of 2025. The developer consortium has signed a 25-year water purchase agreement (WPA) with SWPC.

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