For this reason, Shuqaiq 3 SWRO was awarded a prize in the Desalination Plant of the Year category. Construction work on the plant was completed in January 2023 in record time despite COVID-19 problems. It is one of the biggest seawater desalination plants using reverse osmosis technology in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, capable of supplying 2 million people in the Asir and Jizan areas. The plant, which is already producing water at full capacity, produces 450,000 cubic metres of potable water per day, making it a milestone in sustainable and innovative desalination.