Doosan Heavy inks desalination plant deal with Saudi Arabia

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Doosan Heavy inks desalination plant deal with Saudi Arabia

Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction, Korea’s leading power equipment maker, said yesterday it has clinched a 1.1 trillion won ($1 billion) deal to build a seawater desalination facility in resource-rich Saudi Arabia.

Under the deal with Saudi Arabia’s Saline Water Conversion Corporation, Doosan Heavy will build the facility in Yanbu, 350 kilometers (217 miles) north of Jeddah, the second-largest city in the country, by March 2016, the company said in a statement.

The desalination facility will process 550,000 tons of fresh water per day, enough to be consumed by 1.8 million people, according to Doosan Heavy.

In 2011,it also clinched similar deals from Saudi Arabia.

Doosan Heavy has secured multiple contracts from the Middle East to produce a combined 6.4 million tons of fresh water every day since it won its first desalination facility deal from Saudi Arabia in 1978.

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