The project for the design, engineering and procurement of the new 400,000m3/day Jubail II seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) plant by SEPCO Electric Power Construction Corporation (SEPCO III) has been awarded to Metito, a global leader and provider of choice for total intelligent water management and alternative energy solutions. The Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) will commission this state-of-the-art SWRO project worth $132 million (SAR495 million).
The Jubail II SWRO plant is a 24 months project and a commissioning date set for February 2022. The plant will serve Jubail city in the Eastern province of KSA, home to the world’s largest industrial city.
Commenting on this project, the Deputy Governor for Technical Affairs & Projects, SWCC, Eng. Sharekh Ibrahim Al-Sharekh, said: “The Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) is the world’s largest producer of desalinated water and holds the Guinness World Record for the same. We generate potable water from various plants across the east and west coasts of the Kingdom and transport the water to end-users through advanced transportation systems feeding multiple regions and cities.”
“The Jubail II project located on the east coast; home of the record-breaking power plant and the world’s largest desalination plant using modern hybrid desalination technology, is a step forward towards achieving the SWCC’s strategic goals of meeting the increasing water demand. Through leading such strategic projects, SWCC plays a vital role in localizing the desalination industry through integration with national entities, companies and institutions to achieve common goals and ensuring world-class projects and operations by harnessing the capabilities and exchanging experiences with entities such as SEPCO III and Metito,” ENG. AL-Sharekh, SWCC, added.
Metito has been subcontracted by SEPCO III, after winning a competitive tender for the design, engineering, procurement, supervision of installation, commissioning of the plant including process, mechanical, electrical, and automation systems [using innovative technologies such as a state-of-the-art Distributed Control System (DCS). Metito’s scope is fast-tracked with the scope mandated to be concluded in 14 months.
Fady Juez, Metito Managing Director, said: “The Jubail II is a prestigious and challenging project serving a strategic community of local and international significance. We are particularly proud of working with SEPCO III for a project commissioned for the SWCC, who we have built a trusting and successful relationship with throughout the years. The project will be a milestone for Metito being the first SWRO plant of this capacity to be engineered by the company in the MENA region. This and the fact that our scope is fast-tracked makes us both proud and humbled by the reputation of quality and trust we have earned across 60 years of experience in this critical industry.” Metito was awarded the project after competing with other international and regional companies for the tender.