Saudi government signs deals worth over $2.4bn for Makkah water projects

Saudi government signs deals worth over $2.4bn for Makkah water projects
Work is underway to improve water infrastructure in Saudi Arabia's Makkah region [representational image].
Published: 13 December 2017 - 3 a.m.
By: Nikhil Pereira

Saudi Arabia’s Saline Water Conversion Corporation has signed deals worth over SAR9bn ($2.4bn) to build water infrastructure for the Makkah region.

Deals include the construction of Phase 4 of a seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) plant at Shoaiba in Jeddah, the purchase of produced water through the establishment of a multi-desalination plant at the Shoaiba power and desalination plant, and the Shoaiba-Mina water transfer system.

Meanwhile, work is underway in Taif region to lay water pipelines from Arafat, Arab News reported.

Deals also include work on the Rabigh, Jeddah, and Makkah water transmission network.


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