Global energy company ENGIE, in collaboration with Saudi-based contracting firm Nesma and private desalination company Mowah, today broke ground on the Al Rayes seawater reverse osmosis desalination plant.

The plant will use clean energy and be developed under a public-private partnership (PPP) structure together with Saudi Water Partnership Company (SWPC) “water principal buyer in Saudi Arabia”.

It is expected to be commercially operational from the last quarter of 2023.