The Royal Authority of the Yanbu and Jubail Industrial cities has allocated SR 3.2 billion ($853 million) toward the construction of the world’s largest sea-water pumping project in the region, reported Al-Hayat.
The authority added, that the growing water consumption by the various industries operating in these cities has encouraged the implementing of using pumped sea-water as an option.
By the end of this year, Saudi Arabia will be able to pump a daily amount of 19 million cubic meters of sea-water, as opposed to the 10 million cubic meters that could be pumped in 1996.
Since these two industrial cities were created, some 20 years ago, Jubail and Yanbu have aimed at creating modern industrial facilities, which take into consideration the environmental effects on man and nature. This water pumping project is part of additional ones, including wastewater treatment and various recycling efforts, geared at improving the quality of life in these man-made centers.–(Albawaba-MEBG)