The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) expects the initial operation of the first floating desalination barge, near Al Shuqaiq Port, on the western coast of Saudi Arabia, to start in Q2 2023, according to a statement to Tadawul. 

Commercial operation is set to begin in H2 2023. 

The delay in operation kick-off was due to the recommissioning of the barge at a new location based on the client’s request, said the company.