Acciona, the Spanish infrastructure giant, has announced that it has secured the main contract worth $398 million for the Jubail 3B Independent Water Plant (IWP) in Saudi Arabia.

According to a statement, the Jubail 3B IWP plant, which is located 65km north of Dammam airport in KSA, will produce 570,000 cu m/day of potable water through reverse osmosis technology to supply the cities of Jubail and Dammam.

The plant will include storage facilities for one operational day, in addition to an in-house renewable energy capacity to reduce grid electricity consumption throughout the desalination process, the statement added.