Saudi's SWCC and Jouf University sign MoU to facilitate use of renewable energy in water desalination

The MoU also seeks to expand bilateral cooperation in a way that enables developing, conducting, and following up on research and training projects related to the industry of water desalination

  
An employee stands next to a waste water collection pool at the world's largest water desalination plant at the Saline Water Conversion Corporation Ras Al-Khair Power and Desalination Plant in Ras al Khair, Saudi Arabia, October 8, 2020. Picture taken October 8, 2020. Image used for illustrative purpose

An employee stands next to a waste water collection pool at the world's largest water desalination plant at the Saline Water Conversion Corporation Ras Al-Khair Power and Desalination Plant in Ras al Khair, Saudi Arabia, October 8, 2020. Picture taken October 8, 2020. Image used for illustrative purpose

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RIYADH Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) Governor Abdullah Ibrahim Al-Abdulkareem and Al-Jouf University President Mohammed Bin Abdullah Al-Shaya signed a memorandum of understanding with an aim to enhance and facilitate means of expertise and knowledge exchange between the two sides.

The MoU also seeks to expand bilateral cooperation in a way that enables developing, conducting, and following up on research and training projects related to the industry of water desalination.

This MoU is part of SWCC’s commitment to building fruitful strategic partnerships with Saudi universities, enhancing cooperation means in fields of using renewable energy in water desalination, and holding joint applied research projects that allow the utilization of human and material resources and scientific capacities of both sides.

The agreement also stipulates cooperation in fields related to organizing scientific symposiums and conferences, exchanging visits by experts, researchers, and students, in addition to providing field cooperative training for the university students, exchanging scientific information, resources and publications, and holding joint training programs.

It is worth mentioning that SWCC tops the world in the desalination industry with the biggest production volume of 5.9 million cubic meters of daily desalinated water. — SG

 

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