Doosan Heavy to build plant that could produce 54,000 tonnes of fresh water a day
Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co Ltd, a South Korean power generation facilities builder, said it signed an $80m deal on Tuesday to build a seawater desalination plant in Saudi Arabia.
Under the contract with Marafiq, a state-run Saudi company, Doosan will complete the multi-effect distillation (MED)-type plant, to be built in Yanbu, some 350 kilometres (220 miles) northwest of Saudi Arabia's second-largest city of Jeddah, in March 2014.
The plant will be able to produce 54,000 tonnes of fresh water a day, Doosan said in a statement.
The contract came after Doosan in February obtained another order from Saudi Arabia to construct a similar MED-type desalination plant capable of producing 68,000 tonnes of fresh water per day in Yanbu, the company added.For all the latest construction news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.