ACCIONA has begun construction on the Jubail 3B Independent Water Project with its partner SEPCO III (IWP). Once commercially active in 2024, its 570,000 cubic metre per day capacity will service two million people in Riyadh and Qassim.
Once Jubail 3B is completed, ACCIONA will supply the Kingdom with about 2.36 billion cubic metres of desalinated water per, cementing reverse osmosis as the most efficient and sustainable desalination technology with the lightest carbon footprint.
ACCIONA will supply KSA with about 2.36 billion cubic metres of desalinated water per day once Jubail 3B is completed
To reduce power consumption from the grid, ACCIONA will construct the whole Reverse Osmosis (RO) desalination plant, as well as a 61 Megawatt-peak (MWp) photovoltaic solar facility – the largest in-house solar output for a desalination plant in the Kingdom.
The project will also feature storage tanks for daily production, an electrical substation, and 59 kilometers of overhead transmission lines (OHTL), as well as accompanying marine works.
“This plant will help to the contribution of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 and net-zero objectives, which seek to reduce the country’s reliance on fossil fuels and drive the shift to clean energy,” commented Adelaida Fernandez Díaz, Project Director of Jubail 3B.