ACWA Power & SWPC to reconfigure Shuaibah 3:
- Restructuring of Shuaibah 3 IWPP will mitigate the impact of 45 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions a year in line with Saudi Vision 2030
- New seawater reverse osmosis plant will replace Shuaibah 3 IWPP and produce 600,000 m3/day, partially powered by solar energy
- Water purchase agreement for the new Shuaibah 3 IWP is valued at SAR 3 billion
ACWA Power, a leading Saudi developer, investor and operator of power generation, desalinated water and green hydrogen plants worldwide, Shuaibah Water Electricity Company (SWEC), and Saudi Water Partnership Company (SWPC), the off-taker of Shuaibah 3 IWPP, signed an agreement to restructure the Shuaibah 3 Independent Water and Power Project (IWPP). The agreement entails the conversion and replacement of the IWPP from an energy-intensive power generation and thermal desalination facility to a greenfield seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) desalination plant under the name “Shuaibah 3 Independent Water Project (IWP)”. As such, operations of Shuaibah 3 Independent Water and Power Project (IWPP) will cease in 2025, saving nearly 45 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions and 22 million barrels of light crude oil annually.
ACWA Power & SWPC to reconfigure Shuaibah 3