We use Reverse Osmosis The contract includes Design, Build and Commissioning of the Jubail 3B seawater desalination plant.
CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION
Ensure access to water and sanitation for all
Over 844 million people in the world live without access to a basic drinking water service, and 2.3 billionhave no access to a basic sanitation service, resulting in avoidable deaths, chronic disease, fewer hours of education and low productivity.
ACCIONA has positioned itself as a key player in the water treatment sector. Its innovative management seeks to resolve the challenges with respect to the shortage of water resources.
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
The generation and use of energy accounts for 74 % of total greenhouse gas emissions in the world. This activity is the largest contributor to global warming. Investment in renewable energy, energy efficiency and other low-carbon technologies will continue to be essential to meet the emerging needs of humanity and to minimize their negative impact on the environment.
ACCIONA considers the fight against climate change and its effects to be a strategic priority. The company works to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions in order to contribute to the progress of society and respond to the main challenges of sustainable development in the areas of infrastructure, water and energy, leading the transition to a low-carbon economy.
The plant will be located in the industrial city of Jubail on the Arabian Gulf coast in eastern Saudi Arabia, around 100 kilometres from Dammam. ACCIONA previously built the Jubail RO4 desalination plant (capacity 100,000 m3/day) on the same site.
The project will include storage tanks for daily production, as well as a solar energy plant to reduce the consumption of power from the grid. To do this, ACCIONA will also build a photovoltaic solar plant. The EPC contract will also include the construction of 58 kilometres of power lines, an electricity substation and the associated marine works.
The entry into service of the plant is planned for Q1 2024, and it will be handed over under a 25-year BOO (Build-Own-Operate) agreement.
With this contract, ACCIONA consolidates itself as one of the main water treatment infrastructure companies in one of the areas with the highest water stress on the planet, the Middle East, and more specifically Saudi Arabia.
Once Jubail 3B is completed, ACCIONA will supply around 2.37 million m3/day of desalinated water using reverse osmosis, consolidating it as the most efficient and sustainable desalination technology with the smallest carbon footprint.
- Location: Al Jubail, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
- Client: Saudi Water Partnership Company (SWCP)
- Type of contract: EPC
- Process: reverse osmosis system
- Flow: 570.000 m3/day.
- Population equivalent: 2,000,000 inhabitants