• 29+ GW

    of power

    power
  • 3.2 million M3 day

    of desalinated water

    water

Bowarege IWP

Project

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OVERVIEW

The desalination plants operating at Bowarege make this facility the world’s only full-time commercially operational, self-contained solution mounted on transportable barges which enables the plants to be moved at short notice to locations that have an urgent seasonal need or water deficiency.

 

Bowarege is a joint venture between ACWA Power and Raka Saudia Power and Water. The offtaker for the 50,000 m3/day is the Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC). The barges are currently moored in Yanbu on the Red Sea providing desalinated water to the towns of Yanbu and Medina. The facilities have previously supplied services to Shuaibah and Jizan.

 

Bowarege won the prestigious Saudi Water & Power Forum’s award for innovation in 2011.

KEY FACTS

  • LOCATION
    Yanbu, 250 km north of Jeddah, Western Saudi Arabia
  • OFFTAKER
    Saline Water Conversion Corporation
  • DESALINATED WATER
    50,000 m3/day, SWRO
  • PROJECT COST
    USD 99 Mn
  • COMMERCIAL OPERATIONAL DATE
    Q3 2008
  • ACWA POWER SHARE
    65%
  • OFFTAKE CONTRACT
    Short term WPAs-BOO
  • O&M
    NOMAC
  • OTHER INVESTORS
    RAKAA Holding Company
  • EPC
    WETICO