Rabigh Desalination Plant

Rabigh Desalination Plant is pushing the boundaries of the possible with cutting-edge technologies that revolutionizes the way Saudi Arabia desalinates seawater.

Construction of the Rabigh Desalination Plant began in 2017, with technical support from the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology and the Saline Water Conversion Corporation. This state-of-the-art facility is creating a sustainable domestic water sector, and leading the fight against water scarcity.

One of the standout features of the plant is its use of industrial-scale crystalline absorption cooling, which not only increases efficiency, but also reduces negative environmental impacts with zero salt return. It can produce a whopping 5,000 m³ of desalinated water and 700 kg of salt per day, all while consuming just 3.5 MW of thermal energy and 1.5 MW of electrical energy. 

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