Fisia Italimpianti and Abengoa to design and build a desalination facility in Saudi Arabia

According to WaterWorld, Fisia Italimpianti, a desalination company based in Italy, and their joint-venture partner, Abengoa – based in Spain – will design and build a 250,000cbm per day desalination facility as part of a US$255 million agreement they have with ACWA Power in the Shuaiba area, Saudi Arabia.

The facility will utilise reverse osmosis membrane technology to supply drinking water to over a million residents in the cities of Jeddah, Mecca, and Taif.

Fisia Italimpianti has already inked a Limited notice To Proceed (LNTP) with ACWA Power in order to begin the preparatory work.

The joint-venture expects the Full Notice To Proceed (FNTO) to be signed by the 27th of July, 2017. And will likely complete and hand over the facility by May in 2019.


Source: WaterWorld