SWCC and China's ministry develop new seawater desalination technology

June 06, 2021

RIYADH — The Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) has embarked on developing new technology for seawater desalination in cooperation with the Chinese Ministry of Natural Resources through its Institute for Research and Desalination Technologies Establishment.

The cooperation includes developing projects using reverse osmosis technology and evaporation technology, adopting a multi-stage effect method, in addition to projects related to future technologies, and standardizing desalination techniques.

This cooperation also contributes to strengthening relations between the Kingdom and China, and pushes for more communication through diplomatic channels and economic sectors in the fields of water desalination, in order to serve the development of technologies and raise performance efficiency to double the achievements in the areas of reducing energy consumption and localizing modern technologies.

The package of joint ventures in the field of desalination industry and technologies will bridge the global gap in water shortage and the scarcity of its natural resources due to its high production cost, and its need for innovative, economic, and environmentally friendly innovative capabilities and technology with higher production capacities that meet the increasing demand for water at the global level in conjunction to meet the growing population in recent years.

This Saudi-Chinese partnership comes as an extension of SWCC’s investment in its global leadership as the largest producer of desalinated water in the world utilizing the least consumption energy technology in its production system.

This has sealed multiple international partnerships with a number of sectors and relevant authorities in the world, including the USA, France, Russia, Spain, and Germany, which aimed to transform the risks and challenges of localizing advanced technologies into opportunities and competitive advantages to enhance the performance of the desalination industry and sustainability in the Kingdom and the world at large — SPA

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