Shuaibah Expansion II IWP, the world’s fastest implemented water desalination plant is inaugurated

ACWA Power, the developer, owner, and operator of power generation and water desalination plants announced the commercial operation of the plant in May 2019, ahead of scheduled date. Diligent work by the ACWA Power teams and constant support from the Saudi Water Partnership Company (SWPC) – the off taker of the project – ensured completion of plant before the holy month of Ramadan.

The plant was completed within 21 months only; setting a new record for large-scale reverse osmosis plants. Shuaibah Expansion II IWP will help meet growing water needs of the overall western region in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia through the production of 250,000 m3 of water per day.

The plant recorded high energy efficiency savings that exceeded the contractual terms of the project – adhering to and aligning with the efforts of Vision 2030 to conserve energy in the long term.

ACWA Power also owns and operates Shuaibah IWPP, the first IWPP developed following the Saudi government’s decision to open the market to private investment, which generates 900 MW of power and 880,000 m3/day. In addition, ACWA Power completed the 150,000 m3/day Shuaibah Expansion IWP in 2009.

Source: Acwa Power