ACCIONA has described the production of the first cubic meter of water at Al-Khobar 1 as a key milestone in the construction of the desalination plant located on the east coast of Saudi Arabia.

The Sea Water Reverse Osmosis (SWRO) plant is owned by the Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) and considered a critical project in the modernisation of the water sector in Saudi Arabia.

A cubic meter of water is the equivalent to the consumption of a four-member family for one day, said its EPC contractor.