Saudi's SWCC awards water transmission contract

Saudi's SWCC awards water transmission contract
Published: 12 March 2018 - 1:14 a.m.
By: Baset Asaba

Saudi Arabia’s Saline Water Conversion Company (SWCC) has awarded Pöyry a contract for the supervision of engineering, construction and commissioning of the Rabigh-Jeddah-Makkah Water Transmission project.

A statement from Pöyry stated that the transmission project was one of the largest transport systems for drinking water in the Kingdom.

The project caters for the rapidly increasing demand of the metropolitan areas of Jeddah and Makkah in the Western Province of Saudi Arabia.

Pöyry’s scope includes review of contractor’s engineering services and supervision of construction, erection, and commissioning.

 “Pöyry has a long-standing relationship with SWCC going back more than 30 years. As one of the world’s leading power engineering companies, Pöyry is proud to support SWCC in this important and vital project that will transport the required water needs to the people of Jeddah and Makkah,” explained Ari Asikainen, Pöyry’s head of Thermal Power and Renewable Energy in the Middle East.

The firm currently provides a variety of services at the Ras Al Khair power and desalination plant, which is presently the largest power and water desalination plant in the world. The plant is said to convert more than one billion litres of seawater into potable water every day and is also operated by the SWCC.

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