Saudi’s SWCC & Chinese ministry unite to develop new seawater desalination technology

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Desk Reporter
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Saudi Arabia’s leading government entity, Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) has begun developing new technology for seawater desalination in collaboration with the Chinese Ministry of Natural Resources through its Institute for Research and Desalination Technologies Establishment.

The alliance includes developing projects using reverse osmosis technology and evaporation technology, adopting a multi-stage effect method, as well as initiatives related to future technologies, and standardizing desalination techniques.

This coordination also contributes to the bolstering of relations between the Kingdom and China, and pushes for more communication in the fields of water desalination through diplomatic channels and economic sectors, in order to serve the development of technologies and boost performance efficiency to double the achievements in the areas of reducing energy consumption and localizing modern technologies.

According to the reports, “The package of joint ventures in the field of desalination industry and technologies will bridge the global gap in water shortage and the scarcity of its natural resources due to its high production cost, and its need for innovative, economic, and environmentally friendly innovative capabilities and technology with higher production capacities that meet the increasing demand for water at the global level in conjunction to meet the growing population in recent years.”

This Saudi-Chinese partnership is an extension of SWCC’s global leadership investment as the largest producer of desalinated water in the world utilizing the least consumption energy technology in its production system.

“This has sealed multiple international partnerships with several sectors and relevant authorities in the world, including the USA, France, Russia, Spain, and Germany, which aimed to transform the risks and challenges of localizing advanced technologies into opportunities and competitive advantages to enhance the performance of the desalination industry and sustainability in the Kingdom and the world at large,” as per the reports.

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