“Bahri” begins operating the first floating water desalination plant on the west coast of Saudi Arabia

Saudi National Shipping Company “Bahri” announced today, Sunday, the start of trial operations of the first floating water desalination plant near the port of Al Shuqaiq on the west coast of Saudi Arabia, under a previous agreement signed with the Saline Water Conversion Corporation.

And “Bahri” declared, in a statement on “Saudi Tadawul” which was taken in consider the design that battleships will be transported in according to the needs of the regions of the Kingdom.

He added that these stations will help ensure the continuity of the abundance of desalinated water at high levels and adopting the best standard and applicable local and international regulations.

He explained that there is no change in the previously announced total cost of around 760 million riyals.

He indicated that the project is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2022, adding that the delay in the previously announced date, which is the first quarter of 2021, is due to the Corona pandemic and its repercussions.

The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia “Bahri” had signed an agreement for the supply of desalinated water from floating mobile stations to the tanks of the desalination plant with the Saline Water Conversion Corporation, including the creation of 3 floating stations (barges) to desalination and the supply of desalinated water from the barges to the tanks of the Desalination stations of 50 thousand cubic meters per day for each plant (with a total capacity of 150 thousand cubic meters per day).

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