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LG Chem’s RO membranes selected for 600 MLD Al Khobar II Seawater Desalination Project

  • LG Chem’s RO membranes selected for 600 MLD Al Khobar II Seawater Desalination Project

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LG Chem
Having continued to grow over 7 decades since founded in 1947, LG Chem is literally the company leading the chemical industry in Korea. The company has built the global network for production, sales and R&D.

LG Chem has been selected as the RO membrane supplier of the Al Khobar II project, one of the largest RO seawater desalination projects in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. With 600 million liters per day (MLD) or 158 million gallons per day (MGD) production capacity, it is the largest project win in LG Chem’s history.

LG Chem has been awarded the project in recognition of the excellent quality and performance of its RO membranes. The project adopts the double-pass configuration, which consists of the first pass SWRO and second pass BWRO. LG Chem will supply both SWRO and BWRO membranes with a total number of 79,632 elements. LG Chem’s RO membranes boast industry-leading salt rejections, which help to meet the strict project water quality requirements while achieving low energy consumption.

Since its first large project contract of 250 MLD Sohar SWRO in 2016, LG Chem has built an impressive track record for mega-project wins, emerging as a leading company in the RO membrane industry. In 2020, LG Chem’s annual SWRO contracted capacity surpasses 1,000 MLD from various project wins including Al Khobar II and Barge project in the KSA and Al Arish in Egypt. Along with the previous mega-project wins, Al Khobar II is another proven record of LG Chem RO membranes’ quality and performance.