Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) and Metito have broken ground for a seawater desalination plant powered by solar energy in KAEC.
Ahmed Ibrahim Linjawy, KAEC deputy group chief executive officer, and Mutaz Ghandour, Metito chairman and CEO, took part in the ceremony. They were joined by representatives from both parties and members of the project management team.
Metito is a leader in intelligent water management solutions in the emerging markets with operations covering three business areas: design and build, speciality chemicals, and utilities.
KAEC signed a contract with Metito Saudi for the design and construction of the plant in February. The project is valued at SR220 million ($58.66 million).
The seawater treatment and desalination plant will start with the capacity to produce 30,000 cu m of drinking water per day with the possibility to expand to 60,000 cu m per day. The development period of the project is 24 months, with a plan to start production in the first quarter of the year 2020.
The new plant will be the second desalination plant in KAEC. - TradeArabia News Service
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