Saudi water and electricity minister, Abdullah Al-Hussayen has launched the first phase of operations at the world’s biggest desalination plant project, costing SR27bn, Arab News has reported. The Ras Alkhair plant was considered the biggest desalination plant in the history of Saline Water Conversion Corp (SWCC) with production capacity of 1.025 million cubic meters of desalinated water a day and 2,600 MW of electricity, said the minister. Located on the eastern coast, 60 km northwest of Jubail, the plant will supply 800,000 cu m of water to Riyadh and 100,000 cu m of water to Al-Washm, Sudair, Majma, Alzulfi and Al-Ghat areas. Hafer Al-Baten, Alqaisoomah and Qaryat Al-Olya will be supplied with 100,000 cu m of water.
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