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Process type

Multi-Stage Flash Distillation (MSF)

Estimated project cost

$1.06 billion

Population served

1.5 million

Product water output

74,000m³/day (Phase 1); 450,000m³/day (Phase 2)

Final total production capacity

150 million m³/year

Brine recycle pumps

20 x vertical mixed flow

Brine blow down pumps

10 x vertical mixed flow

Distillate pumps

20 x horizontal double suction

Brine heater condensate pumps

20 x horizontal centrifugal

Main cooling water pumps

10 x vertical mixed flow

Construction started


Phase 1 completed

August 2000

Phase 2 completed

March 2003


Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC)

Lead contractor (Phase 1)

Bechtel / Hanjung (now Doosan) partnership

Lead contractor (Phase 2)


Desalination contractors / suppliers

Torishima, Samshin, Poongsan, Archirodon, Young Poong, Harbour & Marine Engineering, Albilad, Salumco, Gemco, C&J Engineering

Power plant

ABB Alstom, Archirodon, Gama

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