This desalination plant, which was completed in 30 months, has achieved a world record in energy efficiency with a consumption of less than 2.8kWh/m3 using seawater from the Persian Gulf. Jubail 3A will generate 600,000m3/day of drinking water to supply a population equivalent to 3,000,000 inhabitants, thus ensuring supply to the Eastern, Riyadh and Oassim provinces.