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The Power and Water Utility Company for Jubail and Yanbu (Marafiq) has signed a deal with desalination facility provider Sidem as part of which the latter will undertake engineering and maintenance work at a new saline water plant at Jubail’s SADARA Petrochemical Complex
French Sidem and Sidem Middle East, both affiliated to Veolia Water Company, participated in the deal signing ceremony.
The contract was signed by Marafiq CEO Thamer bin Saud Al-Sharhan, French Sidem CEO Vincent Bujat and Sidem Middle East region general manager Johnny Obeid in the presence of a number of officials from the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu (RCJY).
The new plant, to operate on reverse osmosis system, will provide SADARA Complex with desalinated water for industrial use at a production capacity estimated of 178,000 cubic meters per day.
The project will be expected to produce water to feed commercial needs on a regular basis in the third quarter of 2015. The contract will cover 20 years and be extendable for another 10 years.