The Saudi Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) has been recognised by Guinness World Records™ for the lowest energy consumption for a water desalination plant, with 2.27kW/h consumed per cubic metre of desalinated water.

A statement from SWCC and Guinness World Records said the title further strengthens utility’s “global standing as a leader in the desalination industry”, as it “moves forward to accomplish the objectives of the Kingdom’s long-term Vision 2030 strategy by utilising local content and expertise in all its current and future expansion projects”.

SWCC said it has been investing in engineering and research expertise to supply high-efficiency, low-energy-consuming and flexible desalination plants.