Saudi Arabia’s National Water Company (NWC) is actively progressing with 12 significant desalination projects, collectively valued at over SR4.9 billion ($1.3 billion), focusing on crucial areas such as Dammam, Al Khobar, Jubail, Al Ahsa, and Qatif.
The NWC has unveiled this extensive infrastructure initiative, outlining its comprehensive plan which encompasses the construction of 40 water tanks with a combined capacity of 1.6 million cubic meters, as well as pumping stations and the installation of 493 kilometers of vital pipeline networks. These developments are poised to provide round-the-clock water supply services to beneficiaries in Dammam, Khobar, Jubail, Al Ahsa, and Al Qatif.
Currently, the NWC has successfully completed work on 11 tanks totaling a capacity of 530,000 cubic meters in Dammam. Furthermore, plans are underway for the construction of eight additional tanks in Al Khobar, with a total capacity of 323,000 cubic meters.
The NWC is also committed to enhancing water infrastructure in Al Qatif, where eight reservoirs are being erected, with a combined capacity of 322,000 cubic meters. The expansion efforts extend to Jubail and Al-Ahsa governorates, encompassing the construction of six tanks with a total capacity of 158,000 cubic meters, and seven tanks with a capacity of 310,000 cubic meters, respectively.
Within the Eastern Province, the NWC’s ongoing projects involve the establishment of 21 pumping stations, distributed as five in Dammam, three in Khobar, five in Al-Qatif, six in Jubail, and two in Al-Ahsa. These endeavors also encompass the installation of approximately 500,000 meters of pipeline networks, with specific allocations of 197,000 meters in Dammam, 52,000 meters in Khobar, 108,000 meters in Jubail, 62,000 meters in Al Qatif, and 73,000 meters in Al Ahsa governorate.
In an additional development, the NWC recently completed a vital wastewater network project in various parts of King Abdullah and Al Munsiyah districts in Riyadh, amounting to a total cost exceeding SR26 million. This project aligns with the NWC’s strategic initiatives aimed at expanding its service coverage for its esteemed customers. The scope of work for this project included the installation of more than 20 kilometers of pipeline and the establishment of a lift station, boasting a daily capacity of 1,469 cubic meters.
This series of dynamic endeavors underscores the NWC’s unwavering dedication to enhancing water infrastructure and services across various regions, fostering sustainable development and ensuring access to reliable water resources for the nation’s population.