The two plants, which are both scheduled to start operations later this year, will together produce 150 000m3 of water per day.

The Qingdao desalination plant, with a water production capacity of 100 000m3 per day, is the largest desalination plant in China and is the country’s first plant to be fully focused on producing drinking water.
 
The Caofeidian desalination plant in Tangshan, Hebei, will have a production capacity of 50 000 m3 per day. The water produced by the plant will be mainly used as industrial water at the Caofeidian industrial development zone and partly as drinking water.