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50 years of SWCC: Providing essential water with 33 desal plants and 139 purification facilities

  • 50 years of SWCC: Providing essential water with 33 desal plants and 139 purification facilities
  • SWCC has achieved numerous industry milestones, including Guinness World Records for energy-efficient desalination facilities.

  • SWCC's innovations contribute to global water sustainability and security through collaborations with international partners.

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Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC), the leading provider of desalinated water in Saudi Arabia, commemorates its fifty-year journey of pioneering water innovation and sustainable development, reports Utilities Middle East.

SWCC supplies essential desalinated water to cities and regions across the Kingdom, thereby bolstering its economic transformation and sustainable progress.

"SWCC's progress parallels that of our nation. With unwavering national pride and exceptional leadership, SWCC has achieved numerous industry milestones, bringing honor to our country," said the Governor of SWCC, reflecting on the organization’s journey.

Among SWCC's notable achievements are groundbreaking projects such as the world's largest tunnel for desalinated water transmission, inaugurated in 2021, and the world's largest floating plant launched in 2022, boasting a daily production capacity of 150,000 cubic meters.

In 2022, SWCC secured a Guinness World Record for its latest desalination facility, boasting the lowest global energy consumption.

Since the start of 2024, SWCC has set nine Guinness World Records, demonstrating its dedication to excellence in desalination technology.

SWCC's Institute for Innovation in Water Technologies and Advanced Research in Jubail leads water research

Established in 1974, SWCC operates more than 33 desalination plants and 139 purification plants nationwide, investing significantly in research and development to pioneer energy-efficient, sustainable technologies.

Collaborations with international partners further amplify Saudi Arabia's global impact on sustainability and water security.

The scheduled launch of three new desalination plants within the year, including the Jubail floating plant utilizing reverse osmosis technology, underscores SWCC's commitment to eco-friendly practices and water security.

SWCC's Institute for Innovation in Water Technologies and Advanced Research in Jubail leads water research, boasting over 85 ongoing projects and 11 local and international research agreements.

Notable innovations include formulas derived from palm trees for pipe corrosion protection and the fully autonomous Khaybar plant, a global pioneer in water treatment technology.

Moreover, SWCC's Global Prize Innovation for Desalination competition, offering a USD 10 million prize, draws participants worldwide, aiming to address global water scarcity and enhance lives through innovative desalination practices.

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