Hyflux Ltd’s wholly-owned subsidiary Hydrochem Saudi Ltd has received the formal Letter of Award from the state-owned Saline Water Conversion Corp to design, build, supply, test and commission three seawater reverse osmosis desalination plants in Saudi Arabia.

The desalination plants, in Duba, Wajh and Haql along the Red Sea coast, will each have a designed capacity of 16 000 cubic metres per day.

The plants will employ reverse osmosis membrane technologies to treat the seawater into water suitable for potable use.

Earlier this month, Hyflux announced that it had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Saline Water Conversion Corp for the desalination plants.

Together, the plants are valued at around SAR687 million (approximately US$180 million).