The Red Sea Development Company launched a solar plant to filter freshwater while preserving the natural environment. The sustainable development contributes to reducing carbon emissions and adds values to the Saudi tourism sector, which seeks diversification under the Kingdom’s 2030 Vision.
The Red Sea Development Company spokesman, Eng. Ahmed Darwish, confirmed that the launch of this pioneering project in cooperation with the Source Global company specialising in water desalination would cover tourists demand.
He indicated that the solar-powered desalination plant is the largest of its kind, with a production capacity of 2 million reusable glass bottles. Still, it will produce only 300,000 bottles per year in its early stages as part of a fully sustainable and periodic distribution model.
Darwish stressed the company’s keenness to ensure that ambitious Saudi youth have a significant role in achieving these sustainable goals, noting that it will generate 30 job opportunities, ten of which will be to Saudis who will receive intensive training.
Finally, the solar-powered stations will count with 1,200 hydrogen panels installed and the necessary machinery, equipment, and recyclable bottles from suppliers within the Kingdom.
Work on solar energy
The technology used for water desalination by the Red Sea Development Company works without the need to connect to the national power station. It only needs solar energy to raise condensation in hydrogen panels to produce pure, high-quality water.
It is noteworthy that such technology in water desalination is 100% efficient. It follows many local and international water quality standards, including the Gulf Standardization Organization (GSO), the World Health Organization (WHO), the Food and Drug Authority (SFDA), and the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture.