WEC set to reprise its role as a desalination offtaker

A groundbreaking solar desalination project in the Kingdom is set to be transferred to private control. Will the move pave the way for the long-awaited return of desalination PPPs in Saudi Arabia?

Saudi Arabia’s Water and Electricity Company (WEC) is looking to secure a long-term offtake agreement with the groundbreaking Khafji solar desalination project, in a move that could act as a precursor to a planned resurgence of water PPPs in the Kingdom.

WEC – a 50:50 joint venture between the Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) and the Saudi Electricity Company – is...

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