Ayesa to design the Jubail II desalination plant in Saudi Arabia for SEPCOIII

Ayesa has secured a new contract to design a major desalination plant in Jubail, located on the Arabian Sea coast.

The Chinese group SEPCOIII has entrusted Ayesa with the detailed engineering of the plant, which will have a daily output capacity of 400,000m3.

This will be one of the largest projects in the region, designed to meet the future water needs of Riyadh and other cities such as Dammam, Khobar and Jubail.

Ayesa has a broad experience in water infrastructures, and particularly in desalination plants. In recent years, Ayesa has participated in more than a dozen reverse osmosis plants in the Middle East, currently the most advanced technology for seawater treatment.

In fact, the goal of SWCC (Saline Water Conversion Corporation), which is responsible for supplying water throughout the country, is to build various plants in Jubail using membrane technology, in order to replace the existing plants which date back to the 80s and use distillation technology.

Ayesa has been working on this sector in Middle East since 2013. Middle East, with more than 47% of all desalination infrastructure in the world, is the leading region in this sector .

During this time, Ayesa has also provided various engineering services to entities belonging to the Saudi Government, such as SWCC (Saline Water Conversion Corporation) and SWPC (Saudi Water Partnership Company). The latter is responsible for tendering projects in cooperation with the private sector. The first plant which will be built as part of the privatisation programme is Rabigh 3, which was originally designed by Ayesa.

Ayesa has an experienced multidisciplinary team, both in Spain and Saudi Arabia, which is essential to carry out large-scale projects of this kind, from their initial phases up to commissioning and operation supervision.