Emaar signs MoU for desalination plant in KAEC

SPA — Emmar E.C.Emmar E.C., which is developing King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with SETE Energy Saudia for Industrial Projects Ltd., to set up a desalination plant on Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) basis, the Jeddah-based Saudi Gazette reported today.

Dr. Abdulraouf Manna, the managing Director of Emaar E.C., and George Antonopoulos, the CEO of SETE Energy Saudia, signed the MoU for the 70,000-cubic meters per day sea water reverse osmosis plant, which will meet the needs of the first phase of KAEC the single largest private sector-led development in the region.

The plant will take be completed in five stages with the first phase to be implemented within a year. The rest of the phases will be completed in 21 months.The Plant will provide all the water requirements for the industrial zone, residential communities and resorts upon completion.

Located on the Red Sea coast, KAEC has six key components: the seaport, Industrial zone, central business district, resort district, educational zone and residential communities.

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