ACCIONA has started the operation and maintenance of SWPC Shuqaiq 3 desalination plant, one of the largest in Saudi Arabia serving two million people.

The O&M contract has been awarded for 25 years. The IWP uses SWRO technology, which is more energy efficient than conventional thermal desalination.

Shuqaiq 3 is a key project in the modernization of the water sector that is being carried out by the SWPC.