The company received an additional order for 1.1 trillion won-worth desalination plant in Saudi Arabia.
Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction (CEO: Park Gee-won) is dominating the seawater desalination market in the Middle East.
Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction said on November 15 that it received the Letter of Award (LOA) from the Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) in Saudi Arabia for the ‘Yanbu Phase-3 Seawater Desalination Plant’, worth 1.1 trillion won.
This is a project of constructing a multi-stage flash (MSF) evaporation-type seawater desalination plant that can convert 550,000 tons of seawater to fresh water in a day in Yanbu, an industrial city located at 350 kilometers from Jeddah northward.
With the arrangement, Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction will complete the construction of the plant by the end of March 2016 on EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) and turn-key basis, covering all processes, ranging from design, production and installation of equipment and materials, and test operation.
When the construction of this plant is completed, it can provide enough water used for living and drinking for 1.8 million persons simultaneously.
With this deal, Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction is acknowledged as having virtually dominated the seawater desalination market in the Middle East.
After it received an order for the project of constructing the world’s largest Ras Al Khair Seawater Desalination Plant from Saudi Arabia in 2010, the company won orders for the phase-2 expansion project of Yanbu seawater desalination plant, the largest multi-effect distillation (MED) facility, and the Marafiq Yanbu MED plant in 2011.
The industry says that the desalination market in Saudi Arabia particularly evaluates efficiency and safety, requiring cutting-edge desalination technology. Starting with Farasan seawater desalination plant in 1978, Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction has received orders for 27 plants in the Middle East thus far.
These desalination plants produce approximately 6.4 million tons of fresh water a day that can be used by 22 million people simultaneously.
Executive Director Yun Seok-won for Water BG at Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction said, “As its original technologies and trust of ordering organizations accumulated through successful completion of previous projects were highly evaluated, the company could be selected as the final contractor. The latest deal demonstrated again our competitiveness in seawater desalination technology.”