Japanese experts share troubleshooting skills in desalination

The Japanese desalination experts pose with the officials of JCCME, SAWEA and the Saudi participants for a group picture. — SG

AL-KHOBAR — Japan Cooperation Center for the Middle East (JCCME) organized “Training Course on Japanese Desalination Technologies” in cooperation with Saudi Arabia Water Environment Association (SAWEA) in Al-Khobar last Jan. 30-31.

The 2-day training course focused on the introduction of the latest Japanese technologies in desalination and management systems. Eng. Keiji Uemura, a specialist of seawater RO facilities from Water Reuse Promotion Center (WRPC), Japan held a special lecture titled ‘Management & Troubleshooting for Seawater RO Plant’.

The audience, mainly Saudi engineers and technicians, were lectured on troubleshooting skills against membrane fouling and deterioration in desalination facilities.

Six Japanese companies (Toyobo, Yokogawa, Toray, Torishima, Ebara, Azbil), which already have existing business operations in Saudi Arabia, also made their technical presentations.

Thamer Al-Mutairi, President of SAWEA, underscored the bilateral cooperation in water sector in the framework of Saudi-Japan Vision 2030. All participants, including Saudi university students, exchanged business as well as technical views on desalination technologies. — SG