Sumitomo to build Saudi desalinizing complex

Published May 21st, 2001 - 02:00 GMT

Saudi minister of water and agriculture, Abdullah Bin Abdul-Aziz Bin Moamar, recently met with the director general of the Japanese Sumitomo company, according to London’s Al-Sharq Al-Awsat daily. The two reportedly discussed Sumitomo’s proposal to participate in new water desalinizing projects in Saudi Arabia. 


The Japanese company holds a permit to set up a water desalinizing station in the Jubeil Industrial Estate valued at 8.25 billion Saudi riyals ($2.19 billion). The station is intended to produce 73,000 cubic meters of water per day, in addition to 700 megawatts of electrical power per hour. ― (MENA Report)

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