At the Global Water Awards’ gala, which was held on May 9th this year, Shuqaiq 3 desalination plant received an award in the Desalination Plant of the Year category. The highly energy-efficient SWRO plant is a key project in the modernization of the water sector currently being carried out in Saudi Arabia by the Saudi Water Partnership Company (SWPC).
Shuqaiq 3 is one of the “mega plants” developed in Saudi Arabia. We know a lot about its construction and development, but today we will go into more depth on the special and innovative technical aspects that make this project unique.
The Shuqaiq 3 desalination plant, with a rated production capacity of 450,000 cubic meters per day and located in the province of Jizan, in southwestern Saudi Arabia, was inaugurated in a ceremony organized under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince / Mohammad Bin Nasser and the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Environmental, Water and Agriculture.
As part of our Showcase Series of interviews with the people involved in the US$ 600 million Shuqaiq 3 Independent Water Project (IWP), we return to the Saudi Arabian construction site to talk to Luis Morales, Technical Director at the plant.
With construction well underway, the latest video offers an exclusive insight into how one of the largest desalination plants in the world is being realized, and the sheer scale of operations across the 111,000 square meter site – the equivalent of more than 15 soccer fields – which is currently employing more than 2,200 workers.