Saudi Saline Water Conversion Corp (SWCC) has a second 400 megawatt generating unit at a power plant at Ras Al Khair is expected to be started up in the second quarter of this year, Reuters has reported. Total capacity will reach at least 800 MW in the second quarter, head of the utility, Abdulrahman Mohammed Al-Ibrahim, told the news service. “We plan to have 1,200 MW of capacity between the middle and the end of the summer.” The power plant will eventually have capacity of 2,400 MW and the project will be able to remove salt from over one million cubic metres of water a day. Ma’aden has rights over 1,350 MW of the capacity; the other 1,050 MW has been allocated to Saudi Electricity Co.
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