Project is the first desalination plant of its size in the private sector
Under the patronage of HE Eng. Abdulrahman Abdulmohsen AlFadley, Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture, ACWA Power celebrated Rabigh 3 IWP, the world’s largest desalination plant.
Located in Saudi Arabia, the project was feted in a ceremony which included senior officials from the Ministry, government officials from the Rabigh governorate and executives from the Saudi Brothers Commercial Company and Saudi Water Partnerships Company.
“Rabigh 3 meets the clean water needs of one million housing units in Makkah and Jeddah,” commented HE AlFadley.
Developed with Saudi Brothers Commercial Company (SBCC), Rabigh 3 IWP project is the first desalination plant of its size in the private sector. The project has deployed a 100% Saudi workforce and will continue to create new employment opportunities for local talent.
“This project would not have been possible without the government’s support, and the consolidation of partnerships between the public and private sectors. These are projects that have made the whole world watch developments within this country,” remarked Mohammad Abunayyan, Chairman, ACWA Power.
“We believe Rabigh 3 IWP is the milestone of change in the desalination sector, and all have followed this outstanding example of innovation,” observed Eng. Khaled Alqureshi, CEO, SWPC. “Rabigh 3 IWP is an outstanding example, and we are excited to see the future projects and achievements coming next,” said Shannon McCarthy, Secretary General, International Desalination Association.