The Saudi Water Partnerships Company (SWPC) has announced that solid progress is being made on the Yanbu 4 Independent Water Project, which is located 140 kilometers west of Madinah, near the town of Ar Rayyis on the Kingdom’s Red Sea coast, and it is on track to begin commercial operations in the fourth quarter 2023
Being built at a cost of SAR 3.1 billion, it is the first renewable integrated, seawater reverse osmosis project in the Kingdom that incorporates storage facilities for two operational days. According to an SWPC spokesperson, when completed, the Yanbu-4 IWP will have a freshwater capacity of 450,000m3 per day and will supply residences in Makkah and Madinah. The facility also boasts tanks with a capacity of 900,000m3 and a 42-km-long desalinated water transmission line to transport more than 600,000m3 per day.
Yanbu-4 IWP will have a freshwater capacity of 450,000m3 per day and will supply residences in Makkah and Madinah
According to the SWPC spokesperson, the facility will contain solar energy units generating 20 MW of power to reduce grid electricity usage throughout the desalination process.