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The water production department is responsible for producing standard quality drinking water for the community, and high purity process water for industrial use in Yanbu-1 Industrial City. The existing installed capacity of drinking water and process water is 148,324.8 cubic meters per day. In addition, the water production department is responsible to provide the industries with dependable raw sea water supply as cooling water at their premises with the total installed pumping capacity of 16,800,000 cubic meters per day. Which is used to supply the external and internal customers through underground pipelines with the total length of more than 75 Km that cover all industrial factories in Yanbu-1 Industrial City. Yanbu-2 has two MED with 30,000 M3 per day each.

Water production combines different and modern technologies for the water production such as Multi-Stage Flashing (MSF), Multi Effect Desalination (MED), Sea Water Reverse Osmosis (SWRO) and Brackish Water Reverse Osmosis (BWRO). In addition, the department has Sea Water Cooling Pumps of multiple capacities installed at the seawater pump house, which ensures the water production reliability and is capable to meet with the increasing demands up to the highest satisfaction of the customers.

The details of the different water production units, SWC pumps and other auxiliaries are illustrated in the below tables:

Water production units

Plant

No. of units

Capacity (M3/Hr.) each

MSF

3

570

MED

2

1150

SWRO

6

361.7

BWRO

3

350

Yanbu-2

No of Units

2 MED

 Capacity Each

30,000 ton/day

Process water

42,800 m3/day (max)

Potable water

20,100 m3/day (max)

SWC pumps

Pumps

No.

Capacity (M3/Hr.) each

 

SWP

4

25,000

6

50,000

5

60,000

Main Seawater Pumps

8

Pump House to supply

275,000 m3/h

7 are rated for

55,000 m3/h

1 are rated for

27,500 m3/h

Storage tanks

Tank

No. of Tanks

Capacity (M3)

Old Potable water

3

40,000

New Potable water

1

60,000

Old Process Water

3

40,000

New Process water

1

60,000

Sulphuric Acid

9

111

Caustic Soda

3

113


The different installed technologies for water production require professional, committed and competent staff to operate the plants more professionally to achieve the highest level of reliability with optimum efficiency. The water production team comprises of experts, specialists and professionals from different nationalities. We strive to meet with the actual demands of process water, potable water and seawater cooling through constant monitoring to achieve the highest level of satisfaction of our valued customers, even during critical and more challenging periods.

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