Slideshow image
Mfg. of Water well Drilling Rigs, Dth Hammers and Button Bits...
Water Well Drilling Rigs, Dth Drilling Rigs, Rotary Drilling Rigs...
Blast hole Drills, Water Well Drilling Rig, Mud Pumps, Vertical Turbine Pumps...
klrsai deepagetechjcr

Doosan Wins MED-type Seawater Desalination Plant Project in Saudi Arabia


Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction (President & CEO Geewon Park) announced on September 13 that it had signed a contract to execute a seawater desalination plant project worth US$80 million with Marafiq, Saudi Arabia’s state-run company.

The plant, which will adopt the Multi-Effect Distillation (MED) technology, will be constructed in the Yanbu region, some 350 km northwest of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The plant will produce 54,000 tons of fresh water per day, which is sufficient to meet the daily consumption requirement of about 150,000 people. Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction will execute the project on an EPC (Engineering, Procurement & Construction) basis, which is slated for completion in March 2014.

Doosan won the Yanbu II seawater desalination plant project, which will have a daily freshwater production capacity of 68,000 tons, the largest unit capacity in the world for an MED-type plant, last February. Seokwon Yun, Executive Vice President of Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction(Head of the Water Business Group) said, “By winning the mid-scale MED project, Doosan has secured its global stature and technological prowess in the MED field as well.”

Seawater desalination plants are generally classified into three major types: MSF, RO, and MED. Notably, Doosan is the only company in the world to have secured technologies and track records in all three fields. Since the seawater desalination market is switching to the “Open Process” scheme, wherein bidders submit bids by integrating two or more different technologies, Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction is expected to enjoy a competitive edge in future competitions.

Doosan secured the latest deal via an international competitive bid, in which it competed against SIDEM of France, Sasakura of Japan, and Aquatech of the U.S.

[Photo caption]
Seokwon Yun (left), executive vice president of Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction (Head of the Water BG), and Thamer S. Al-Sharhan, President of Marafiq, signing the contract for an MED-type seawater desalination plant, which will be constructed in the industrial city of Yanbu, Saudi Arabia.

Drilling Today Contact