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Saudi Arabia Inaugurates World’s Largest Desalination Plant | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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World’s biggest desalination plant in Ras al-Khair – SPA

Riyadh- Environment, Water and Agriculture Minister Abdul Rahman al-Fadli said that Ras al-Khair’s desalination plant, which has made it into the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s largest dual-function plant, will supply Riyadh and other provinces in Saudi Arabia.

Al-Fadli said that Custodian of the Two Holy Mosque’s visit to the Eastern Province proves his willingness to rapid the execution of the projects aiming at meeting the needs of citizens.

He noted that this plant is considered one of the most important development and services projects implemented by the government in this field as it contains techniques used for the first time in the world in line with attaining Saudi Vision 2030.

He mentioned that the SAR25 billion project currently has an annual production capacity of 1.025 million cubic meters of desalinated water and 2,400MW of electricity.

On the other hand, Governor of Saudi Arabia’s Saline Water Corporation’s (SWCC) Ali bin Abdulrahman al-Hazmi confirmed that the inauguration of these mega projects indicate the Keenness of King Salman to establish a firm base to be adopted by Saudi economy in achieving the Kingdom’s 2030 vision.

He further noted that implementing these projects will contribute in boosting Saudi Arabia’s presence in global markets regardless of letting the private sector benefit from the industrial integration and exploiting investment opportunities in transformative industries.

Notably, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman is scheduled to inaugurate the new plant on Tuesday.