Acciona achieves key construction milestone at Saudi plant

SectorReal Estate
CountrySaudi Arabia

Spanish infrastructure major Acciona said it has achieved a key construction milestone on the Al Khobar 1 project with the production of the first cu m of water (equivalent to consumption of a four-member family for a day) at its desalination plant on the east coast of Saudi Arabia.Acciona is a world leader in desalination using reverse osmosis technology, which emits 6.5 times fewer greenhouse gases than thermal desalination. The Spanish group is the EPC contractor for Al Khobar 1, which it expects to complete before the end of the year. Once operational, the desalination plant, which is owned by the Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC), will produce 210,000 cu m of potable water per day, serving a population of 350,000 inhabitants. On the key milestone, Ignacio Lobo Gutiérrez, Acciona Project Director, said: more...