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Saudi Arabia to Build Biggest Desalination Plant: SPA

Saline Water Conversion Corp. plans to build the world’s largest water desalination plant in Rabigh on Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea coast, the state-owned Saudi Press Agency reported, citing SWCC without disclosing costs.

The plant being developing by the Saudi government agency responsible for making seawater potable in the desert kingdom will have the capacity to pump 600,000 cubic meters (158 million gallons) of desalinated water a day. The project is expected to be completed by 2018, SPA said yesterday.