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Location

Al Jubail Industrial City II

Construction

SIDEM, Paris

End-user

Power & Water Utility Company for Jubail & Yanbu, Marafiq, Saudi Arabia

Source

Sea Water

Application

Water production to the Sadara petrochemical complex

Capacity

178,000 m3/d

Start up

2015

background

Jubail is the largest purpose-built industrial city in the Middle East, with the world’s 4th largest petrochemical company based here. Jubail City was a small fishing village until 1975, when the government of Saudi Arabia designated the area as the site for a new industrial city, leading to rapid expansion and industrialization.

Sadara is considered the world’s largest 
Petrochemical Complex project in the world today, and is expected to need about 6,000 cubic meters per hour of desalinated water for cooling purposes.

To meet this demand, Marafiq, Saudi Arabia’s leading water and electricity services operator, has contracted Sidem - a subsidiary of Veolia Water - to design, build and operate the largest ultrafiltration and reverse osmosis desalination plant to produce water for the Sadara Chemical Complex.

scope of supply

Codeline® 8“ membrane housings for 1st Pass & 2nd Pass.

  • No. of vessels required:
       - Codeline® 80H120-8: 1835 No.s
          for 1st Pass
       - Codeline® 80U30-8: 849 No.s
          for 2nd Pass
  • Pressure Rating:
    1200 PSI & 300 PSI respectively

  • Type of Entry:
    Side Entry 

  • Element Length: 
    Eight Elements in both cases
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