Saudi Water Partnership Company (SWPC) has issued requests for qualification (RFQs) for the development of a independent desalination plant in Ras Mohaisen area of the kingdom.

Located 300 km south of Makkah on the Red Sea coast in the Western Province, the Ras Mohaisen Independent Water Project will be designed using seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) desalination technology and include all associated infrastructure and facilities.

On completion, the new IWP will boast a total treatment capacity of 300,000 cu m per day, said a statement from SWPC. The project’s commercial operation date has been set as 2024, it added.