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Saudi Arabia's NWC begins implementation of $1.1 billion desalinated water distribution projects

  • Saudi Arabia's NWC begins implementation of $1.1 billion desalinated water distribution projects

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Saudi Arabia’s National Water Company (NWC) commenced at the beginning of December 2022 the implementation phase of the desalinated water distribution system projects in Dammam, Al-Khobar, Al-Ahsa, and Qatif, according to a statement by NWC.

The state-owned utility services provider said that the total cost of the projects exceeds 4.3 billion Saudi Riyals ($1.14 billion) and is expected to be completed in 14 to 26 months, serving up to four million citizens.

The projects include the implementation of more than 316 kilometers of conveyor and main lines, and the construction of operational reservoirs with a capacity of 1.5 million cubic meters, in addition to projects to improve water networks.    

The company stated that these projects will be implemented using the best and latest technologies, in coordination and integration between all relevant authorities to ensure the speed of completion of projects and maximize the benefit from them, stressing that it will contribute to strengthening the infrastructure of the distribution system and ensuring the efficiency of its operations in the cities and governorates of the Eastern Region.

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