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SWCC deploys innovative floating desalination barges to meet water demand during Hajj Season

  • SWCC deploys innovative floating desalination barges to meet water demand during Hajj Season
  • Floating Barges are engineered, designed, and developed by Metito for The Saudi National Shipping Company.

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Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC)
Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) is a government corporation that operates desalinization plants and power stations in Saudi Arabia.

To meet the surging demand for potable water during the Hajj season in Makkah and Madinah, the Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) deployed floating desalination barges to address the seasonal water requirements. With over 1.6 million pilgrims having arrived in Saudi Arabia, the timely mobilization of floating desalination barges was part of the Saudi Government proactive measures to ensure uninterrupted supply of potable water.

Metito, a global leader of water and wastewater management solutions, engineered, designed, developed, and commissioned the floating desalination barges for its client, The Saudi National Shipping Company (Bahri). A total of three barges, 50,000m3/d each, secured the project the title of the largest operating plant of its kind in the world.

In delivering the three desalination barges, Metito has strategically incorporated high-value engineering, and innovative treatment solutions to establish a sustainable, mobile, and adaptable approach. Not only do they deliver a significant volume of superior quality potable water but also adhere to the highest international and local codes and standards. The integration of intricate and scalable solutions ensures the provision of essential water security measures, enabling timely and efficient responses to crisis situations and emergency water needs. Additionally, these solutions effectively address seasonal requirements such as the high-water demand during the Hajj season.

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