Published On:February 5 2015
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Black & Veatch appointed consultant for desalination project in Jeddah.
Black & Veatch has been awarded the engineering and design contract by the Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) for the Jeddah 4 project. Jeddah 4 aims to enhance water resources for the city’s five million people by creating a 400 mega litres per day (mld) reverse osmosis (RO) plant.
Black & Veatch will be responsible for site studies, sea conditions study, conceptual process and engineering design, and preparation of tender documents. The Jeddah 4 will be tendered on an EPC basis and Black & Veatch will support SWCC during the tendering and award of the EPC contract.
'An augmented water supply is central to the prosperity and continued development of Jeddah. SWCC, through critical infrastructure projects such as Jeddah 4, has proved highly effective in addressing the kingdom’s water requirements,' said Mazen Alami, Managing Director, at Black & Veatch (Middle East).
Saudi Arabia is the worlds biggest producer of desalinated water. When completed, Jeddah 4 will be among the kingdom's largest desalination plants.